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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

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Company voluntary arrangements

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7(1)Section 6 (challenge of decisions) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)(b) for “either of the meetings” substitute “the meeting of the company, or in relation to the relevant qualifying decision procedure”.

(3)After subsection (1) insert—

(1A)In this section—

(a)the “relevant qualifying decision procedure” means the qualifying decision procedure in which the company’s creditors decide whether to approve a voluntary arrangement;

(b)references to a decision made in the relevant qualifying decision procedure include any other decision made in that qualifying decision procedure.

(4)In subsection (2)—

(a)in paragraph (a) for “either of the meetings” substitute “the meeting of the company or in the relevant qualifying decision procedure”;

(b)in paragraph (aa) for “at the creditors’ meeting” substitute “in the relevant qualifying decision procedure”.

(5)In subsection (3)(a) after “4(6)” insert “and (6A)”.

(6)In subsection (3)(b)—

(a)for “creditors’ meeting” substitute “relevant qualifying decision procedure”;

(b)for “the meeting” substitute “the relevant qualifying decision procedure”.

(7)In subsection (4), for “one or both” substitute “any”.

(8)In subsection (4)(a), for “in question” substitute “of the company, or in the relevant qualifying decision procedure,”.

(9)In subsection (4)(b)—

(a)for “further meetings” substitute “a further company meeting”;

(b)for “, a further company or (as the case may be) creditors’” substitute “and relating to the company meeting, a further company”.

(10)In subsection (4), after paragraph (b) insert—

(c)direct any person—

(i)to seek a decision from the company’s creditors (using a qualifying decision procedure) as to whether they approve any revised proposal the person who made the original proposal may make, or

(ii)in a case falling within subsection (1)(b) and relating to the relevant qualifying decision procedure, to seek a decision from the company’s creditors (using a qualifying decision procedure) as to whether they approve the original proposal.

(11)In subsection (5) for “for the summoning of meetings to consider” substitute “or (c) in relation to”.

(12)In subsection (6)—

(a)after “meeting” insert “or relevant qualifying decision procedure”;

(b)in paragraph (a) after “(4)(b)” insert “or (c)”.

(13)In subsection (7)—

(a)the words from “a decision” to the end become paragraph (a);

(b)in that paragraph (a), after “at a” insert “company”;

(c)after that paragraph (a) insert , and

(b)a decision of the company’s creditors made in the relevant qualifying decision procedure is not invalidated by any irregularity in relation to the relevant qualifying decision procedure.

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