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Coronavirus (COVID-19) IMPACT: Certain filing and registration deadlines are extended by temporary measures introduced to mitigate the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic (see Part 2 of The Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020), for example the period allowed for giving notice to the registrar of the place where the registers of members or directors are kept available for inspection and of any change in that place is increased from 14 to 42 days. The temporary provisions expire at the end of 5 April 2021. For further information see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID–19)—impact on company filing and administrative procedures.
BREXIT IMPACT: Several aspects of the PSC regime will be affected by Brexit, including:
the availability of the Societas Europaea (SE) in the UK. For further details see Practice Note: Brexit—European entities
references to regulated markets in the EEA in Part 21A of the Companies Act 2006, which will be amended in accordance with paragraphs 10 and 11 of Schedule 1 to The Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships and Partnerships (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/348) (the EU Exit Regulations)
references to the EEA in Schedule 2 to The Companies (Disclosure of Address) Regulations 2009 and Schedule 4 to The Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016, which will be amended in accordance with paragraphs 9, 10, 13 and 14 of Schedule 2
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