May 252016
 

Companies’ legislation in the UK comprises both primary and secondary legislation. The primary legislation is made up of Acts of Parliament and comprises the following Acts when it comes to Companies’ legislation:

Acts of Parliament

Companies Act 2006

Company Directors’ Disqualification Act 1986

Partnership Act 1890

Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000

Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Statutory Instruments

Statutory instruments (SIs), also called the secondary or sub-ordinate legislation, are a form of legislation which allow an Act of Parliament to be altered or brought in to force without Parliament having to pass a new Act. Sis can also be used to amend, update or enforce the primary legislation (i.e. the Act). The following Sis form part of the companies’ legislation:

Accounts

The Companies (Revision of Defective Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008

The Companies (Summary Financial Statement) Regulations 2008

The Companies Act 2006 (Amendment) (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008

The Small Companies and Groups (Accounts and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2008

The Companies (Defective Accounts and Directors’ Reports)(Authorised Person) and Supervision of Accounts and Reports (Prescribed Body) Order 2008

The Companies (Late Filing Penalties) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Filing Periods and Late Filing Penalties) Regulations 2008

The Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts and Audit) (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2008

The Small Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts) Regulations 2008

The Large and Medium Sized Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts) Regulations 2008

The Companies Act 2006 (Accounts, Reports and Audit) Regulations 2009

The Small Companies (Micro-Entities’ Accounts) Regulations 2013

The Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Reports) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

The Companies (Political Expenditure Exemption) Order 2007

Annual return 

The Companies Act 1985 (Annual Return) and Companies (Principal Business Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Companies Act 2006 (Annual Return & Services Addresses) Regulations 2008

Articles 

The Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008

The RTM Companies (Model Articles) (England) Regulations 2009 

Audit 

The Companies (Disclosure of Auditor Remuneration and Liability Limitation Agreements) Regulations 2008

Companies Act 2006 (Transfer of Audit Working Papers to Third Countries) Regulations 2010

The Companies (Disclosure of Auditor Remuneration and Liability Limitation Agreements) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts and Audit Exemptions and Change of Accounting Framework) Regulations 2012

Charges

The Companies (Particulars of Company Charges) Regulations 2008

The Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2013

Community Interest Companies

The Community Interest Company Regulations 2005

The Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No. 2, Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2007

Companies House 

The Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007
The Companies Act 2006 (Part 35) (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009
The Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off Regulations 2009

The Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Companies, Overseas Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships) Regulations 2009
The Registrar of Companies (Fees) (European Economic Interest Grouping and European Public Limited-Liability Company) Regulations 2009
The Unregistered Companies Regulations 2009
The Companies (Companies Authorised to Register) Regulations 2009
The Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2009
The European Economic Interest Grouping and European Public Limited-Liability Company (Fees) Revocation Regulations 2009
The Companies Act 2006 (Annual Returns) Regulations 2011
The Overseas Companies (Execution of Documents and Registration of Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Companies (Disclosure of Address) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

The Companies (Disclosure of Date of Birth Information) Regulations 2015 

Company names

The Company Names Adjudicator Rules 2008

The Company and Business Names (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2009

The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2009

The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2009

The Companies Act 2006 (Substitution of Section 1201) Regulations 2009

The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Public Authorities) Regulations 2009

The Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009

The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015

Directors 

The Companies (Disqualification Orders) Regulations 2009

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (Insolvency and Company Directors Disqualification) Regulations 2015

Disclosures 

The Companies (Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2008

The Companies (Trading Disclosures) (Insolvency) Regulations 2008 2008

The Companies (Trading Disclosures) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

Forms 

The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Companies (Registration) Regulations) 2008

Overseas companies

The Overseas Companies Regulations 2009

The Overseas Companies (Execution of Documents and Registration of Charges) Regulations 2009

The Overseas Companies (Execution of Documents and Registration of Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Shareholders

The Companies (Shareholders’ Rights) Regulations 2009

The Companies (Unfair Prejudice Applications) Proceedings Rules 2009

Share capital

The Companies (Reduction of Capital) (Creditor Protection) Regulations 2008

The Companies (Reduction of Share Capital) Order 2008

The Companies (Shares and Share Capital) Order 2009

The Companies (Share Capital and Acquisition by Company of its Own Shares) Regulations 2009

The Companies (Authorised Minimum) Regulations 2009

The Companies Act 2006 (Allotment of Shares and Right of Pre-emption) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 17) Regulations 2015

The Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2015

Statutory records

The Companies (Company Records) Regulations 2008

The Companies (Fees for Inspection of Company Records) Regulations 2008

Strike off 

The Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off Regulations 2009

The Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (Filing Requirements) Regulations 2015

 

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