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Company Law Reform Bill - White Paper 2005

Proposals for the Company Law Reform Bill were published in a White Paper on 17 March 2005. To view the document as a whole and also the responses received to the questions posed please click on the links on the right of this page (under Related Documents) or if you want to view a specific chapter please click on one of the links below.


Chapter 1 - Summary

White Paper: chapter 1

Chapter 2 - Setting the Scene

White Paper: chapter 2

Chapter 3 - Enhancing Shareholder Engagement and a Long-Term Investment Culture 

White Paper: chapter 3

Chapter 4 - Ensuring Better Regulation and a “Think Small First” Approach

White Paper: chapter 4

Chapter 5 - Making it Easier to Set Up and Run a Company

White Paper: chapter 5

Chapter 6 - Providing Flexibility for the Future

White Paper: chapter 6

Chapter 7 - Draft Clauses

White Paper: chapter 7

Chapter 8 - Draft Model Articles for Private Companies

White Paper: chapter 8

Annex A - Regulatory Impact Assessment

White Paper: annex A

Annex B - Draft Guidance Notes on Model Articles of Association for Private Companies Limited by Shares (the “private company articles”)

White Paper: annex B

Annex C - Miscellaneous Repeals

White Paper: annex C

Annex D - Offences

White Paper: annex D

Annex E - Useful Background Information

White Paper: annex E

Annex F - Code of Practice on Consultations

White Paper: annex F