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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

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15Target for streamlined company registration

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(1)The Secretary of State must secure that, by no later than 31 May 2017, a system for streamlined company registration is in place.

(2)For the purposes of this section and section 16, a system for streamlined company registration is a system which enables all of the registration information to be delivered by or on behalf of a person who wishes to form a company after 31 May 2017—

(a)on a single occasion to a single recipient, and

(b)by electronic means.

(3)“Registration information” means—

(a)the documents which must be delivered to the registrar under section 9 of the Companies Act 2006 (registration documents) in respect of the formation of a company;

(b)the documents or other information which must or may be delivered to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in respect of registration of a company for purposes connected with VAT, corporation tax and PAYE.

(4)In this section—

  • “company”, “electronic means” and “the registrar” have the same meanings as in the Companies Acts (see sections 1(1), 1168(4) and 1060 of the Companies Act 2006 respectively);

  • “VAT” means value added tax charged in accordance with the Value Added Tax Act 1994.

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