[(1)] In this Act, except in so far as the context otherwise requires (and subject to Parts VII and XI)—
“the appointed day” means the day on which this Act comes into force under section 443;
“associate” has the meaning given by section 435;
[“body corporate” includes a body incorporated outside Great Britain, but does not include—
(a) a corporation sole, or
(b) a partnership that, whether or not a legal person, is not regarded as a body corporate under the law by which it is governed;]
“business” includes a trade or profession;
. . .
[“the Companies Acts” means the Companies Acts (as defined in section 2 of the Companies Act 2006) as they have effect in Great Britain;]
“conditional sale agreement” and “hire-purchase agreement” have the same meanings as in the Consu
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