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The Companies Act 2006, which received Royal Assent on 8 November 2006, is available from :
A Written Statement setting out the commencement timetable of the Act was made on 28 February 2007.
A table summarising the commencement timetable by part of the Act.
A Written Statement outlining the Government’s position on the main areas covered by the consultative document on implementation of the Act was made on 26 June. Individual responses to the consultation are available to view under [related documents on the right hand side of the page].
The consultative document is available to view on the Consultations section of the BERR website.
Draft regulations are available to view from the link called Regulations and Commencement Orders - draft. Although the Department has already consulted on the policy content of the secondary legislation, it would welcome comments on the draft regulations by 30 September 2007 marked ‘Companies Act 2006 secondary legislation comments’,submitted preferably by e-mail to CompaniesAct2006email@example.com. (If by letter, then to Companies Act Implementation Team, Corporate Law and Governance, BERR, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET.)
In addition a consultation document on "Registration of Scottish Floating Charges" was published on 31 May 2007. Comments are invited by 24 September 2007.
Because of the changes the Act makes to the law on derivative claims, the Ministry of Justice is having to change the relevant rules of court. They are consulting on draft rules and practice direction. The deadline was 5 July, and the documents are available from the Civil Procedure Rules website.
Information on what the Act means for private companies is available in a shorter summary leaflet – 'Companies Act 2006 - A summary of what it means for private companies’ and a more detailed leaflet - 'Companies Act 2006 - Private Company Information’ under related documents on the right hand side of this page.
Checklists for shareholders and public companies will follow.
General information is also available by looking at Frequently Asked Questions on the Companies Act 2006
Guidance in relation to the new statutory statement of directors' duties in the shape of a structured collection of Statements made by Ministers in Parliament during the passage of the Bill is also available under related documents on the right hand side of this page.