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Companies (1986 Order) (Accounts of Small and Medium-sized Companies and Minor Accounting Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Special provisions for small companies

2.—(1) For Article 254 of the 1986 Order(1) there shall be substituted the following Article—

Special provisions for small companies

254.(1) Subject to Article 255A, this Article applies where a company qualifies as a small company in relation to a financial year.

(2) If the company’s individual accounts for the year—

(a)comply with the provisions of Schedule 8, or

(b)fail to comply with those provisions only in so far as they comply instead with one or more corresponding provisions of Schedule 4,

they need not comply with the provisions or, as the case may be, the remaining provisions of Schedule 4; and where advantage is taken of this paragraph, references in Article 234 to compliance with the provisions of Schedule 4 shall be construed accordingly.

(3) The company’s individual accounts for the year need not give the information required by—

(a)paragraph 4 of Schedule 5 (financial years of subsidiary undertakings);

(b)paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 6 (breakdown of aggregate amount of directors' emoluments); or

(c)paragraphs 2 to 5 of Schedule 6 (details of chairman’s and directors' emoluments); or

(d)paragraph 7 of Schedule 6 (pensions of directors and past directors).

(4) The directors' report for the year need not give the information required by—

(a)Article 242(1)(a) and (b) (fair review of business and amount to be paid as dividend);

(b)paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 7 (statement of market value of fixed assets where substantially different from balance sheet amount);

(c)paragraph 6 of Schedule 7 (miscellaneous disclosures); or

(d)paragraph 11 of Schedule 7 (employee involvement).

(5) Notwithstanding anything in Article 250(1), the directors of the company need not deliver to the registrar any of the following, namely—

(a)a copy of the company’s profit and loss account for the year;

(b)a copy of the directors' report for the year; and

(c)if they deliver a copy of a balance sheet drawn up as at the last day of the year which complies with the requirements of Schedule 8A, a copy of the company’s balance sheet drawn up as at that day.

(6) Neither a copy of the company’s accounts for the year delivered to the registrar under Article 250(1), nor a copy of a balance sheet delivered to the registrar under paragraph (5)(c), need give the information required by—

(a)paragraph 4 of Schedule 5 (financial years of subsidiary undertakings);

(b)paragraph 6 of Schedule 5 (shares of company held by subsidiary undertakings);

(c)Part I of Schedule 6 (directors' and chairman’s emoluments, pensions and compensation for loss of office); or

(d)Article 398A(3) (amount of auditors' remuneration).

(7) The provisions of Article 241 as to the signing of the copy of the balance sheet delivered to the registrar apply to a copy of a balance sheet delivered under paragraph (5)(c).

(8) Subject to paragraph (9), each of the following, namely—

(a)accounts prepared in accordance with paragraph (2) or (3),

(b)a report prepared in accordance with paragraph (4), and

(c)a copy of accounts delivered to the registrar in accordance with paragraph (5) or (6),

shall contain a statement in a prominent position on the balance sheet, in the report or, as the case may be, on the copy of the balance sheet, above the signature required by Article 241, 242A or paragraph (7), that they are prepared in accordance with the special provisions of this Part relating to small companies.

(9) Paragraph (8) does not apply where the company is exempt by virtue of Article 258 (dormant companies) from the obligation to appoint auditors..

(2) For Schedule 8 to the 1986 Order(2) there shall be substituted the provisions set out in Schedule 1.

(3) After Schedule 8 to the 1986 Order there shall be inserted, as Schedule 8A, the provisions set out in Schedule 2.

(1)

Article 254 was inserted into the 1986 Order by Article 15(1) of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 in place of an existing Article of that number and was amended by regulation 3 of S.R. 1992 No. 503 and by regulation 6 of S.R. 1997 No. 314

(2)

Schedule 8 was substituted by Article 15(2) of, and Schedule 6 to, the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 and was amended by regulation 3 of, and the Schedule to, S.R. 1992 No. 503, and by regulation 4 of, and paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 to, S.R. 1995 No. 128

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