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Companies Act 2006

Section 167: Duty to notify registrar of changes

295.This section replaces section 288(2) of the 1985 Act insofar as it applies to directors. It retains the requirement that the appointment of a director, or a director’s ceasing to hold office, and any change in an existing director’s particulars, be notified to the registrar within 14 days. This requirement does not extend to shadow directors. Default is an offence. This section also requires a notice of appointment to be accompanied by the appointee’s consent. This provision ensures that the public record is kept up to date. There is also a requirement to notify the registrar of changes to information in the register of directors’ residential addresses (but this information is not to be open to public inspection at Companies House).

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