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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Section 102: Removal from register of material about directors

671.This section amends section 1095 of the Companies Act 2006 to provide a new procedure for removing material about directors from the public register.

672.Section 1095 currently provides a means of removing material from the public register. The Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off Regulations (SI 2009/1803), made under section 1095, allow specified persons to make applications to the registrar to remove inaccurate information, or any information deriving from anything invalid or ineffective, from the register. If any valid objection to an application is made, the registrar must reject the application.

673.The new subsections 1095(4A) to (4D) replace the current section 1095 mechanism in relation to any person appearing on the public register as a director who wishes to be removed. The person, or someone acting on the person’s behalf, must apply to the registrar, stating that the person did not consent to act as a director. If the company does not respond to the registrar within a specified timeframe stating, with the necessary evidence, that the person did consent to the appointment, the registrar will effect the removal.

674.An application may be made under the new subsection 1095(4A) by, or on behalf of, a director appointed on incorporation notwithstanding the fact that the director is deemed to have been appointed as from the date of incorporation under section 16(6) of the CA 2006.

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