Section 58: Public limited companies
152.This section replaces section 25(1) of the 1985 Act (and also section 27(4)(b) and (d) in its application to public limited companies). It brings together in a single provision all the alternative statutory indicators of legal status that must be used by a public company as part of its registered name, i.e. “public limited company” or the Welsh equivalent or the specified abbreviations. This section does not apply to community interest companies.