Companies Act changes – 1st January 2007

From 1 January 2007 all UK businesses must ensure that the information carried on their company letterhead is replicated on their company website.

These changes are contained in Statutory Instrument 2006 / 3429: The Companies (Registrar, Language and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2006.

This introduces provisions of the Companies Act 2006 and amends as required the Companies Act 1985, the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986, the Insolvency Act 2006 and Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989.

The main changes will result in business letters, order forms and now websites & emails being included in the provisions of section 351. Changes to sections 349 and 351 have been inserted into the Companies Act 1985.

Comprehensive information on these and other changes can be found in guidance from the DTI entitled Companies Act 2006: Implementation Briefing on First Commencement Order and Regulations Implementing
First Company Law Amendment Directive >>>.

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