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Regulations and Commencement Orders - made or before Parliament

For some of the Statutory Instruments (SI) in the tables below, we have provided links to the Government’s responses to the respective consultations. Please note that where these responses are provided, they refer to earlier drafts of the SIs, which may vary significantly from the final legislation. These documents are therefore provided for information only.

Laid in draft

The instruments in the table below have been laid in draft before Parliament and are subject to affirmative resolution.

 

Statutory InstrumentsRelated Documents
SI2009/2622 The Companies House Trading Fund (Amendment) Order 2009Order
Explanatory Memorandum

 

Made

The instruments in the table below have been made (following Parliamentary approval, where this is required).

Statutory Instruments Related Documents
Commencement Orders & Consequential Amendment Orders 
SI2009/2476 The Companies Act 2006 and Limited Liability Partnerships (Transitional Provisions and Savings) (Amendment) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/1941 The Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/1802 The Companies Act 2006 (Part 35) (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009Order
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/2860 The Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No.8, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2008Order
Explanatory Memorandum
 The following documents refer to the draft version of the 8th Commencement Order but are retained here for information:



SI2008/1886 The Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No.7, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2008Order
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/948 The Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments etc) Order 2008Order
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/674 The Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No. 6, Saving and Commencement No. 3 and No. 5 (Amendment)) Order 2008Order
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2007/3495 The Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No. 5, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2007Order
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2007/2607 The Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No. 4 and Commencement No. 3 (Amendment)) Order 2007Order
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2007/2194 The Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No 3, Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2007Order
Explanatory Memorandum
Business Link Guidance
SI2007/1093 The Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No. 2, Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2007Order
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2006/3428 The Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No. 1, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2006Order
Explanatory Memorandum
Companies Act 2006: briefing on first commencement order and regulations implementing First Company Law Amendment DirectiveWord document (92KB)

 

Articles of Association 
SI2008/3229 The Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008Regulations
Regulations (PDF version)
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/739 The Companies (Tables A to F) (Amendment) Regulations 2008


Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2007/2826 The Companies (Tables A to F) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2007
Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum

SI2007/2541 The Companies(Tables A to F) (Amendment) Regulations 2007
Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
Informal Keeling Schedule to SI 2007.2541 (The Companies (Tables A to F) (Amendment)
Regulations 2007)

 

The Government is of the view that there is no conflict between Tables A to F of the Companies Act 1985 and provisions of the Companies Act 2006 that are being commenced with effect from either 6 April or 1 October 2008. There will therefore be no amendment of these Tables in April or October 2008.

The most up to date version of Table A is available from the Companies House website .

Accounts and Reports 
SI2009/1581 The Companies Act 2006 (Accounts, Reports and Audit) Regulations 2009Order
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/651 The Accounting Standards (Prescribed Body) Regulations 2008Regulations

SI2008/623 The Companies (Defective Accounts and Directors’ Reports) (Authorised Person) and Supervision of Accounts and Reports (Prescribed Body) Order 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
Guidance on the Accounts and Reports Regulations under the Companies Act 2006
SI2008/569 The Partnerships (Accounts) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/567 The Bank Accounts Directive (Miscellaneous Banks) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/565 The Insurance Accounts Directive (Miscellaneous Insurance Undertakings) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/410 The Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/409 The Small Companies and Groups (Accounts and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/393 The Companies Act 2006 (Amendment) (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/374 The Companies (Summary Financial Statement) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/373 The Companies (Revision of Defective Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum

 

Audit and Statutory Auditors 
SI2009/2798 The Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/2639 The Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) (No2) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum

SI2008/499 The Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/496 The Statutory Auditors (Delegation of Functions etc) Order 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/489 The Companies (Disclosure of Auditor Remuneration and Liability Limitation Agreements) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2007/3494 The Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2007Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum

 

 

Names 
SI2009/2615 The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/2404 The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business names (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI/2009/1085 The Company and Business Names (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/1738 The Company Names Adjudicator Rules 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum

 

 

 

 

Other SIs 
SI2009/2561 Companies Act 2006 (Allotment of Shares and Right of Pre-emption) (Amendment) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/2469The Companies (Unfair Prejudice Applications) Proceedings Rules 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/2437 The Companies (Companies Authorised to Register) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/2436 The Unregistered Companies Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/2425 The Companies (Authorised Minimum) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/2022 The Companies (Share Capital and Acquisition by Company of its Own Shares) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
Government response and summary of comments received: The Companies (Share Capital and Acquisition by Company of its Own Shares) Regulations 2009PDF document (62KB)
SI2009/1942 The Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI 2009/1917 The Overseas Companies (Execution of Documents and Registration of Charges) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI 2009/1803 The Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off Regulations 2009regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI 2009/1801 The Overseas Companies Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/1632 The Companies (Shareholders’ Rights) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/388 The Companies (Shares and Share Capital) Order 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/218 The Companies (Trading Disclosures) (Amendment) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/214 The Companies (Disclosure of Address) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum

SI2008/3014 The Companies (Registration) Regulations 2008Regulations
SI2008/3007 The Companies (Fees for Inspection of Company Records) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/3006 The Companies (Company Records) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/3000 The Companies Act 2006 (Annual Return and Service Addresses) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/2996 The Companies (Particulars of Company Charges) Regulations 2008Regulations
SI2008/1915 The Companies (Reduction of Share Capital) Order 2008Order
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/1861 The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2008Regulations
SI2008/1659 The Companies Act 1985 (Annual Return) and Companies (Principal Business Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/729 The Companies (Authorised Minimum) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/690 The Companies (Mergers and Divisions of Public Companies) (Amendment) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/497 The Companies (Late Filing Penalties) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Filing Periods and Late Filing Penalties) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/495 The Companies (Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2007/3535 The Companies (Fees for Inspection of Company Records)  (No.2) Regulations 2007
Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2007/3534 The Independent Supervisor Appointment Order 2007Order
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2007/2974 The Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2007/2612 The Companies (Fees for Inspection of Company Records) Regulations 2007Regulations

Explanatory Memorandum

Impact assessment of the Companies (Fees for Inspection and Copying of Company Records) Regulations 2007Word document (149KB)
SI2007/2242 The Companies (Interest Rate for Unauthorised Political Donation or Expenditure) Regulations 2007Regulations
SI2007/2081 The Companies (Political Expenditure Exemption) Order 2007Order

Explanatory Memorandum

Government Response to consultation on implementation of Companies Act 2006: section F: political donations and expenditureWord document (45KB)
SI2007/318 The Companies Acts (Unregistered Companies) Regulations 2007Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2006/3429 The Companies (Registrar, Languages and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2006Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum

 

 

 

Limited Liability Partnerships 
SI2009/1833 The Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/1804 The Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2009
Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/1913 The Large and Medium-sized Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/1912 The Small Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2008/1911 The Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts and Audit) (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2008Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum

 

 

Limited Partnerships 
SI2009/2160 The Limited Partnerships (Forms) Rules 2009Regulations
SI2009/1941 The Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/1940 The Legislative Reform (Limited Partnerships) Order 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum

 

 

European Economic Interest Grouping 
SI2009/2399 The European Economic Interest Grouping (Amendment) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum

 

 

European Public Limited-Liability Company 
SI2009/2402 The European Public Limited-Liability Company (Employee Involvement)(Northern Ireland) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/2401 The European Public Limited-Liability Company (Employee Involvement)(Great Britain) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/2400 The European Public Limited-Liability Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum

 

 

Companies House Fees Regulations 
SI2009/2492 The EEIG and European Public Limited-Liability Company (Fees) Revocation Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/2439 The Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/2403 The Registrar of Companies (Fees) (European Economic Interest Grouping and European Limited-Liability Companies) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/2392 The Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Limited Partnerships and Newspapers) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/2101 The Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Companies, Overseas Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships) Regulations 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum
SI2009/315 European Economic Interest Grouping (Fees)(Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009Regulations
Explanatory Memorandum

 

The Companies Act 1985 (Annual Return) Regulations 2008 bring into force for annual returns made up to dates on or after 1 October 2008 changes which mean that no company is required to file the names and addresses of all its members. These requirements relating to the provision of names and addresses of members are the same as those in the Companies Act 2006 (Annual Return and Service Address) Regulations.

 

 

Statutory Instruments 
SI2009/2455 The Civil Courts (Amendment) Order 2009Regulations