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Companies Act 2006

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The registrar’s index of company names

1099The registrar’s index of company names

(1)The registrar of companies must keep an index of the names of the companies and other bodies to which this section applies.

This is “the registrar’s index of company names”.

(2)This section applies to—

(a)UK-registered companies;

(b)any body to which any provision of the Companies Acts applies by virtue of regulations under section 1043 (unregistered companies); and

(c)overseas companies that have registered particulars with the registrar under section 1046, other than companies that appear to the registrar not to be required to do so.

(3)This section also applies to—

(a)limited partnerships registered in the United Kingdom;

(b)limited liability partnerships incorporated in the United Kingdom;

(c)European Economic Interest Groupings registered in the United Kingdom;

(d)open-ended investment companies authorised in the United Kingdom;

(e)societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 (c. 12) or the Industrial and Provident Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 24 (N.I.)).

(4)The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (3)—

(a)by the addition of any description of body;

(b)by the deletion of any description of body.

(5)Any such order is subject to negative resolution procedure.

1100Right to inspect index

Any person may inspect the registrar’s index of company names.

1101Power to amend enactments relating to bodies other than companies

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations amend the enactments relating to any description of body for the time being within section 1099(3) (bodies other than companies whose names are to be entered in the registrar’s index), so as to—

(a)require the registrar to be provided with information as to the names of bodies registered, incorporated, authorised or otherwise regulated under those enactments, and

(b)make provision in relation to such bodies corresponding to that made by—

  • section 66 (company name not to be the same as another in the index), and

  • sections 67 and 68 (power to direct change of company name in case of similarity to existing name).

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

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