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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Section 100: Company filing requirements: consent to act as director or secretary

666.Companies are required to notify the registrar of companies within 14 days of the appointment of a person as a director or company secretary. This notification must currently be accompanied by consent by the person to act in that capacity.

667.This section amends the Companies Act 2006 to replace the requirement for this consent to act with a requirement for the company or, in the case of the formation of a new company, the subscribers to the memorandum of association, to make a statement that the person has consented to act.

668.Subsection (2) applies this to proposed directors and secretaries on the formation of a company; subsection (3) applies this to proposed secretaries where a private company re-registers as a public company. Subsections (4) and (5) apply this to directors and secretaries appointed post formation.

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