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Companies Act 2006

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1136Regulations about where certain company records to be kept available for inspection

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(1)The Secretary of State may make provision by regulations specifying places other than a company’s registered office at which company records required to be kept available for inspection under a relevant provision may be so kept in compliance with that provision.

(2)The “relevant provisions” are—

  • section 114 (register of members);

  • section 162 (register of directors);

  • section 228 (directors' service contracts);

  • section 237 (directors' indemnities);

  • section 275 (register of secretaries);

  • section 358 (records of resolutions etc);

  • section 702 (contracts relating to purchase of own shares);

  • section 720 (documents relating to redemption or purchase of own shares out of capital by private company);

  • section 743 (register of debenture holders);

  • section 805 (report to members of outcome of investigation by public company into interests in its shares);

  • section 809 (register of interests in shares disclosed to public company);

  • section 877 (instruments creating charges and register of charges: England and Wales);

  • section 892 (instruments creating charges and register of charges: Scotland).

(3)The regulations may specify a place by reference to the company’s principal place of business, the part of the United Kingdom in which the company is registered, the place at which the company keeps any other records available for inspection or in any other way.

(4)The regulations may provide that a company does not comply with a relevant provision by keeping company records available for inspection at a place specified in the regulations unless conditions specified in the regulations are met.

(5)The regulations—

(a)need not specify a place in relation to each relevant provision;

(b)may specify more than one place in relation to a relevant provision.

(6)A requirement under a relevant provision to keep company records available for inspection is not complied with by keeping them available for inspection at a place specified in the regulations unless all the company’s records subject to the requirement are kept there.

(7)Regulations under this section are subject to negative resolution procedure.

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