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Companies Act 2006

Section 816: Removal of entries from register: old entries

1137.Section 217(1) of the 1985 Act provides that a company may remove an entry against a person’s name from the register of interests in shares if more than six years have elapsed since the date of the entry being made, and either:

  • the entry recorded the fact that the person in question had ceased to have an interest notifiable under Part 6 in the company’s relevant share capital (in which case the person’s name may also be removed from the register); or

  • the entry has been superseded by a later entry against the same person’s name.

1138.By contrast, this section simply provides that a company is not required to keep information on the register if more than six years have elapsed since the entry was made.

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