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Companies Act 2006

Section 156: Direction requiring company to make appointment

283.This section is a new provision, enabling enforcement of the existing requirement for a private company to have at least one director and a public company to have at least two directors and of the new requirement for every company to have at least one director who is an individual. Where it appears to the Secretary of State that any of these requirements is not met, the Secretary of State will be able to direct the company to comply by issuing a notice. It will be an offence not to comply.

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