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Companies Act 1989

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20Power to alter accounting requirements

The following section is inserted in Part VII of the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985—

Power to alter accounting requirements
257Power of Secretary of State to alter accounting requirements

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument modify the provisions of this Part.

(2)Regulations which—

(a)add to the classes of documents required to be prepared, laid before the company in general meeting or delivered to the registrar,

(b)restrict the classes of company which have the benefit of any exemption, exception or special provision,

(c)require additional matter to be included in a document of any class, or

(d)otherwise render the requirements of this Part more onerous,

shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument containing the regulations has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

(3)Otherwise, a statutory instrument containing regulations under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(4)Regulations under this section may—

(a)make different provision for different cases or classes of case,

(b)repeal and re-enact provisions with modifications of form or arrangement, whether or not they are modified in substance,

(c)make consequential amendments or repeals in other provisions of this Act, or in other enactments, and

(d)contain such transitional and other incidental and supplementary provisions as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

(5)Any modification by regulations under this section of section 258 or Schedule 10A (parent and subsidiary undertakings) does not apply for the purposes of enactments outside the Companies Acts unless the regulations so provide..

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