Search Legislation

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Director disqualification: other amendments

Section 108: Unfit directors of insolvent companies: extension of period for applying for disqualification order

695.This section amends section 7 of the CDDA 1986 to increase the period of time within which the Secretary of State or official receiver on direction by the Secretary of State may apply to the court for disqualification of an unfit director of an insolvent company from two to three years from the date that company became insolvent.

Section 109: Directors: removal of restriction on application for disqualification order

696.This section amends section 8 of the CDDA 1986 to remove the restriction on the type of investigative material that may be used by the Secretary of State to decide whether or not to bring disqualification proceedings against the directors of a company in the public interest.

697.Currently only reports made by certain inspectors, and information or documents obtained under certain legislative powers may be used for this purpose. By removing this restriction, the Secretary of State may use any information to decide whether or not to bring disqualification proceedings against a director or shadow director of a company.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources