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A company’s constitutionWhat is a company's constitution?A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as...
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Definitions Delete the existing definition of ‘Consideration’ in Precedent: Share purchase agreement—pro-buyer—corporate...
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Takeover Code—Rule 34—Right of withdrawalThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Rule 34 of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code),...
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19th May
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The effect of a private company redemption of shares, including post-redemption stepsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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19th May
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Can a company with Table A articles conduct board meetings via telephone?Companies should comply with their articles of association in relation to the...
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19th May
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The Prospectus Regulation—key changes in comparison to the Prospectus Directive regimeThis Practice Note provides an overview of the implementation of...
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19th May
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Notifying changes in share capital to Companies House—statement of capitalCoronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some...
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19th May
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Financial assistance—a quick guideThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) prohibits: •a public company (or its subsidiary) from giving financial assistance...
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19th May
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Takeover Code—Rule 3—Independent adviceThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Rule 3 of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code),...
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Is it possible to make a manuscript amendment to the consideration clause of a stock transfer form after signature?The correct process to be followed...
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19th May
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Company restoration—restoration by court orderWhy restore a company to the register?When a company has been struck off it may be possible for an...
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19th May
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Matters reserved for the boardThe UK Corporate Governance Code (UKCG Code) of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) sets out standards of good...
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19th May
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Project [insert project name]Prepared for [Insert addressee name][Insert date of report]INDEXReportA. IntroductionB. Executive summaryC. Detailed...
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Unregistered companiesWhat is an unregistered company?An unregistered company is a rare form of incorporated company that is not formed or registered...
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19th May

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How is Companies House operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?On 26 March 2021 Companies House announced that the automatic filing...
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Coronavirus (COVID–19)—impact on company filing and administrative proceduresThis Practice Note summarises the key ways in which company filing and...
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What is the best way to contact Companies House and pay fees and penalty fines?Companies House has offices in Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh and...
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Does the abolishment of share warrants to bearer under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 apply to warrant instruments commonly...
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Is it possible to certify documentation taken from Companies House online?Companies House can provide certified copies for certificates of...
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What date should be recorded on the register of members?Except where it participates in CREST, every company, other than a private company formed on...
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Can a director appoint an alternate director and should a company notify Companies House of the appointment of an alternate director?The Companies Act...
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Which statutory registers may be kept on the central (public) register?The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA 2015) amends the...
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31st Jul
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How long should company records be kept?‘Company records’ are defined in the Section 1134 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), as any register, index,...
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What are the consequences of filing an incorrect return of allotment and incorrect annual returns at Companies House? What action can be taken by a...
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