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What is a company's constitution? A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as including: • the company’s articles of association, and...

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Under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), a company is formed when one or more persons: • subscribe their names to a memorandum of association, and • comply with the...

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This Practice Note summarises the procedure to amend or change a company’s articles of association in accordance with the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006). Why amend the...

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BREXIT IMPACT: The information to be given when appointing a corporate secretary will be affected by Brexit. For further details, see Impact of Brexit on appointment of...

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BREXIT IMPACT: The information to be given when appointing a corporate director will be affected by Brexit. For further details, see Impact of Brexit on appointment of...

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What are 'provisions for entrenchment'? The usual way to amend a company's articles of association is by way of special resolution. However, it is possible to entrench...

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This Practice Note considers the unique contractual status of the articles of association between the company and its members, primarily under s 33(1) of the Companies...

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The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Brexit can occur either in accordance with a ratified withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU or...

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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Company names and business names which summarises the legal requirements and restrictions regarding...

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Charities can adopt a variety of different legal forms or structures. A charity’s governing documents will depend on the form or structure adopted. In addition, a...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: the rate of corporation tax will fall to 17% for the financial year 2020. This table compares the tax treatment of: • sole traders • partnerships...

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A company having a share capital may have separate classes of shares. As a general rule, a type of share will form a separate class from other shares in a company if the...

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What is a company limited by guarantee? Limited companies can be either limited by shares or by guarantee. A company limited by guarantee is a type of company whose...

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A Alternative record-keepingProvisions in Part 8 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), as inserted by Schedule 5 of The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015...

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There are a number of statutory and regulatory controls and restrictions on the choice of company and business names. These are predominantly set out in the Companies Act...

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What is a co-operative or community benefit society? A co-operative society or community benefit society (previously known as industrial and provident...

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