Section 252: Registration of charges
564.This section disapplies the requirements in Part 25 of the Companies Act, 2006, that institutions must register certain charges that they enter into at Companies House and in a public register at their office. The section provides that the requirements do not apply to charges granted in favour of the Bank of England, other central banks or the European Central Bank. This is because registration could otherwise lead to early disclosure of liquidity support.
565.Subsection (2) provides that the reference to Part 25 of the Companies Act 2006 also covers related provisions in the 2006 Act with reference to the registration requirements placed upon overseas companies in relation to certain charges. The reference to the 2006 Act is also treated as including reference to the corresponding provisions of the Companies Act 1985, which will remain in force generally until 1st October 2009. Further, the subsection provides that this section is also treated as referring to the corresponding provisions of companies law in Northern Ireland which remain generally in force until 1st October 2009.