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Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Section 162 - Company:  winding up

470.Subsection (1) specifies that the effect of this section is restricted to non-profit registered providers that are companies.

471.Subsection (2) provides that the regulator must first consent in writing before a special resolution for the voluntary winding up of a company under the Insolvency Act 1986 is effective. This broadly replicates the effect of paragraph 13(6)(a) of Schedule 1 to the 1996 Act.

472.Subsection (3) provides that the requirement to send a copy of the special resolution to the registrar of companies under section 30 of the Companies Act 2006 is satisfied only if a copy of the regulator’s consent accompanies the special resolution. Failure to comply with section 30 of the Companies Act 2006 is an offence. Subsection (3) broadly replicates the effect of paragraph 13(6)(b) of Schedule 1 to the 1996 Act which referred to the earlier equivalent provision in section 380 of the Companies Act 1985.

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