586 Public companies: shares must be at least one-quarter paid up
586 Public companies: shares must be at least one-quarter paid up
Companies Act 2006 | Legislation

(1)     A public company must not allot a share except as paid up at least as to one-quarter of its nominal value and the whole of any premium on it.

(2)     This does not apply to shares allotted in pursuance of an employees' share scheme.

(3)     If a company allots a share in contravention of this section—

(a)     the share is to be treated as if one-quarter of its nominal value, together with the whole of any premium on it, had been received, and

(b)     the allottee is liable to pay the company the minimum amount which should have been received

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