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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Section 90: Shadow directors: definition

605.This section amends the CA 2006, Insolvency Act 1986, and the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 to refine the definition of a shadow director.

606.It makes clear that where advice, guidance, directions or instructions are given in exercise of a function conferred by or under legislation, including legislation made by the Devolved Administrations, the definition of shadow director will not be met. To achieve this, it amends the definition of “enactment” in the CA 2006 to refer to legislation made in Wales. It also sets out that a Minister of the Crown acting in their official capacity will not be considered a shadow director when issuing advice or guidance.

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