Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004

Section 28

SCHEDULE 4E+W+SAppeal Officer for Community Interest Companies

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Appeal Officer’s terms of appointmentE+W+S

1(1)The Appeal Officer holds office for the period determined by the Secretary of State on appointment (or re-appointment).E+W+S

(2)But—

(a)the Appeal Officer may at any time resign the office by giving notice in writing to the Secretary of State, and

(b)the Secretary of State may at any time remove the Appeal Officer on the ground of incapacity or misbehaviour.

(3)Subject to that, the Appeal Officer holds and vacates office on the terms determined by the Secretary of State.

Remuneration and pensionsE+W+S

2(1)The Secretary of State may pay remuneration and travelling and other allowances to the Appeal Officer.E+W+S

(2)The Secretary of State may—

(a)pay a pension, allowance or gratuity to or in respect of a person who is or has been the Appeal Officer, or

(b)make contributions or payments towards provision for a pension, allowance or gratuity for or in respect of such a person.

FinanceE+W+S

3The Secretary of State may make payments to the Appeal Officer.E+W+S

ProcedureE+W+S

4(1)Regulations may make provision about the practice and procedure to be followed by the Appeal Officer.E+W+S

(2)Regulations under this paragraph may in particular impose time limits for bringing appeals.

AmendmentsE+W+S

5In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13) (departments and authorities subject to investigation), insert at the appropriate place— “ Appeal Officer for Community Interest Companies. ”E+W+S

6In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24) (disqualifying offices), insert at the appropriate place— “ Appeal Officer for Community Interest Companies. ”E+W+S