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  • Whistleblowing - international snapshot

    Article

    Submitted: 19 May 2015

    A high level overview of employment protection for those who blow the whistle across a range of jurisdictions.​

  • Corporate aspects of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015: What, when and why?

    Article

    Submitted: 12 May 2015

    A series of articles considering corporate related provisions of the Act.

  • Small Business Act: Prohibition on corporate directors

    Article

    Submitted: 04 May 2015

    With effect from October 2015, a the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act inserts a new provision into the Companies Act 2006 which requires all directors to be natural persons and, therefore, prohibits the appointment of corporate directors. This prohibition will, however, be subject to specified exceptions. Any purported appointment made in contravention of this new section will be void and will also constitute an offence.

  • Small Business Act: Shadow directors

    Article

    Submitted: 04 May 2015

    From 26 May 2015, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the Act) amends the Companies Act 2006 so that the general duties of directors (as set out in ss. 170-177 CA 2006) will apply to shadow directors “where and to the extent they are capable of so applying.” Prior to this date, the general duties of directors only applied to shadow directors to the extent permitted by common law rules and equitable principles.

  • Small Business Act: Implementation timetable

    Article

    Submitted: 04 May 2015

    This article sets out the timetable for when various corporate related provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 will come into force.

  • Small Business Act: Abolition of bearer shares

    Article

    Submitted: 04 May 2015

    With effect from 26 May 2015, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the Act) amends the Companies Act 2006 to prohibit companies from issuing new bearer shares, regardless of whether their articles permit this. The Act also sets out a transitional nine months period for the compulsory cancellation or conversion of any bearer shares already in existence at that date.

  • Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

    Article

    Submitted: 04 May 2015

    An introduction to the Act.

  • Small Business Act: Register of people with significant control

    Article

    Submitted: 04 May 2015

    From January 2016, most UK incorporated companies will need to start keeping a register of people with “significant control” over the company (PSC register,) but the information kept in the register will not need to be made publicly available at Companies House until April 2016. The PSC register requirements will be included in a new Part 21 A of the Companies Act 2006.

  • Small Business Act: Company registers and filings

    Article

    Submitted: 04 May 2015

    The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the Act) contains a number of provisions the purpose of which is to improve and simplify the current requirements for companies to file certain information with the Registrar of Companies.

  • Small Business Act: Directors' misconduct

    Article

    Submitted: 04 May 2015

    The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the Act) introduces a number of amendments to the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) and to the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986) in an attempt to strengthen the directors’ disqualification regime and to increase the accountability of directors for their own misconduct.

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