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Companies Act 2006

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469Preparation and filing of accounts in euros

(1)The amounts set out in the annual accounts of a company may also be shown in the same accounts translated into euros.

(2)When complying with section 441 (duty to file accounts and reports), the directors of a company may deliver to the registrar an additional copy of the company’s annual accounts in which the amounts have been translated into euros.

(3)In both cases—

(a)the amounts must have been translated at the exchange rate prevailing on the date to which the balance sheet is made up, and

(b)that rate must be disclosed in the notes to the accounts.

(4)For the purposes of sections 434 and 435 (requirements in connection with published accounts) any additional copy of the company’s annual accounts delivered to the registrar under subsection (2) above shall be treated as statutory accounts of the company.

In the case of such a copy, references in those sections to the auditor’s report on the company’s annual accounts shall be read as references to the auditor’s report on the annual accounts of which it is a copy.

470Power to apply provisions to banking partnerships

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations apply to banking partnerships, subject to such exceptions, adaptations and modifications as he considers appropriate, the provisions of this Part (and of regulations made under this Part) applying to banking companies.

(2)A “banking partnership” means a partnership which has permission under Part 4 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8).

But a partnership is not a banking partnership if it has permission to accept deposits only for the purpose of carrying on another regulated activity in accordance with that permission.

(3)Expressions used in this section that are also used in the provisions regulating activities under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 have the same meaning here as they do in those provisions.

See section 22 of that Act, orders made under that section and Schedule 2 to that Act.

(4)Regulations under this section are subject to affirmative resolution procedure.

471Meaning of “annual accounts” and related expressions

(1)In this Part a company’s “annual accounts”, in relation to a financial year, means—

(a)the company’s individual accounts for that year (see section 394), and

(b)any group accounts prepared by the company for that year (see sections 398 and 399).

This is subject to section 408 (option to omit individual profit and loss account from annual accounts where information given in group accounts).

(2)In the case of an unquoted company, its “annual accounts and reports” for a financial year are—

(a)its annual accounts,

(b)the directors' report, and

(c)the auditor’s report on those accounts and the directors' report (unless the company is exempt from audit).

(3)In the case of a quoted company, its “annual accounts and reports” for a financial year are—

(a)its annual accounts,

(b)the directors' remuneration report,

(c)the directors' report, and

(d)the auditor’s report on those accounts, on the auditable part of the directors' remuneration report and on the directors' report.

472Notes to the accounts

(1)Information required by this Part to be given in notes to a company’s annual accounts may be contained in the accounts or in a separate document annexed to the accounts.

(2)References in this Part to a company’s annual accounts, or to a balance sheet or profit and loss account, include notes to the accounts giving information which is required by any provision of this Act or international accounting standards, and required or allowed by any such provision to be given in a note to company accounts.

473Parliamentary procedure for certain regulations under this Part

(1)This section applies to regulations under the following provisions of this Part—

  • section 396 (Companies Act individual accounts),

  • section 404 (Companies Act group accounts),

  • section 409 (information about related undertakings),

  • section 412 (information about directors' benefits: remuneration, pensions and compensation for loss of office),

  • section 416 (contents of directors' report: general),

  • section 421 (contents of directors' remuneration report),

  • section 444 (filing obligations of companies subject to small companies regime),

  • section 445 (filing obligations of medium-sized companies),

  • section 468 (general power to make further provision about accounts and reports).

(2)Any such regulations may make consequential amendments or repeals in other provisions of this Act, or in other enactments.

(3)Regulations that—

(a)restrict the classes of company which have the benefit of any exemption, exception or special provision,

(b)require additional matter to be included in a document of any class, or

(c)otherwise render the requirements of this Part more onerous,

are subject to affirmative resolution procedure.

(4)Otherwise, the regulations are subject to negative resolution procedure.

474Minor definitions

(1)In this Part—

  • “e-money issuer” means a person who has permission under Part 4 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8) to carry on the activity of issuing electronic money within the meaning of article 9B of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/544);

  • “group” means a parent undertaking and its subsidiary undertakings;

  • IAS Regulation” means EC Regulation No. 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 July 2002 on the application of international accounting standards;

  • “included in the consolidation”, in relation to group accounts, or “included in consolidated group accounts”, means that the undertaking is included in the accounts by the method of full (and not proportional) consolidation, and references to an undertaking excluded from consolidation shall be construed accordingly;

  • “international accounting standards” means the international accounting standards, within the meaning of the IAS Regulation, adopted from time to time by the European Commission in accordance with that Regulation;

  • ISD investment firm” has the meaning given by the Glossary forming part of the Handbook made by the Financial Services Authority under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

  • “profit and loss account”, in relation to a company that prepares IAS accounts, includes an income statement or other equivalent financial statement required to be prepared by international accounting standards;

  • “regulated activity” has the meaning given in section 22 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, except that it does not include activities of the kind specified in any of the following provisions of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/544)—

    (a)

    article 25A (arranging regulated mortgage contracts),

    (b)

    article 25B (arranging regulated home reversion plans),

    (c)

    article 25C (arranging regulated home purchase plans),

    (d)

    article 39A (assisting administration and performance of a contract of insurance),

    (e)

    article 53A (advising on regulated mortgage contracts),

    (f)

    article 53B (advising on regulated home reversion plans),

    (g)

    article 53C (advising on regulated home purchase plans),

    (h)

    article 21 (dealing as agent), article 25 (arranging deals in investments) or article 53 (advising on investments) where the activity concerns relevant investments that are not contractually based investments (within the meaning of article 3 of that Order), or

    (i)

    article 64 (agreeing to carry on a regulated activity of the kind mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (h));

  • “turnover”, in relation to a company, means the amounts derived from the provision of goods and services falling within the company’s ordinary activities, after deduction of—

    (a)

    trade discounts,

    (b)

    value added tax, and

    (c)

    any other taxes based on the amounts so derived;

  • UCITS management company” has the meaning given by the Glossary forming part of the Handbook made by the Financial Services Authority under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8).

(2)In the case of an undertaking not trading for profit, any reference in this Part to a profit and loss account is to an income and expenditure account.

References to profit and loss and, in relation to group accounts, to a consolidated profit and loss account shall be construed accordingly.

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