75 Types of resolution abolished by the Companies Act 2006

Under the Companies Act 1985, there were two other types of resolution which were abolished by the Companies Act 2006, the extraordinary resolution and the elective resolution. These are briefly discussed as there are likely to be references to them in company constitutions for some time to come.

An extraordinary resolution was a resolution passed by a 75% majority of those members entitled to attend and vote at a company meeting1. Unless otherwise provided by its articles of association, a company had to give notice of an intention to propose an

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