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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Part 9: Directors’ Disqualification etc.

66.In July 2013 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consulted by seeking feedback to a discussion paper, amongst other things, on measures to strengthen the director disqualification regime and for tackling misconduct by directors. The Government response to the consultation was published in April 2014, and the proposals made included those to provide a new ground for disqualifying a director convicted abroad of a company-related offence; changes to the matters that a court must take into account when considering a disqualification and measures to provide a process for pursuing compensation for creditors following the disqualification of a director. Part 9 of the Act contains measures that seek to put these proposals into legislation.

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