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(1)The provisions of this Act come into force on such day as a Minister of the Crown may by regulations appoint, subject to subsections (2) to (5).

(2)The following provisions of this Act come into force on the day this Act is passed—

(a)in Part 1, sections 4 to 7 (regulations about financial information on small and medium sized businesses);

(b)in Part 3, section 39 (regulations about procurement);

(c)in Part 5, section 74 (funding for free of charge early years provision);

(d)in Part 11, section 151 (employment tribunal procedure regulations: postponements);

(e)this Part.

(3)The following provisions of this Act come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed—

(a)in Part 1—

(i)sections 1 and 2 (power to invalidate certain restrictive terms of business contracts),

(ii)section 3 (companies: duty to publish report on payment practices),

(iii)sections 8 and 9 (VAT registration information),

(iv)sections 10 to 12 (exports), and

(v)section 14 (powers of the Payment Systems Regulator);

(b)in Part 2—

(i)sections 15 and 16 (streamlined company registration),

(ii)sections 21 to 27 (business impact target), and

(iii)section 37 (CMA to publish recommendations on proposals for Westminster legislation);

(c)in Part 3, section 40 (investigation of procurement functions);

(d)in Part 4—

(i)sections 42 to 44 (the Pubs Code), and

(ii)sections 68 to 73 (Part 4: supplementary);

(e)in Part 5, section 75 (exemption from requirement to register as early years provider);

(f)Part 6;

(g)in Part 7—

(i)section 83 (amendment of section 813 of the Companies Act 2006),

(ii)sections 84 to 86 and Schedule 4 (abolition of share warrants to bearer), and

(iii)sections 89 to 91 (shadow directors);

(h)in Part 8—

(i)section 95 (recording of optional information on register),

(ii)section 99 (address of company registered office);

(i)in Part 10—

(i)sections 120 and 121 (removing requirements to seek sanction),

(ii)sections 127 to 130 (administration),

(iii)sections 131 and 132 (small debts),

(iv)sections 134 and 135 (voluntary arrangements), and

(v)section 136 (voluntary winding-up: progress reports);

(j)in Part 11, section 158 (concessionary coal).

(4)Section 13 (electronic paying in of cheques etc) comes into force—

(a)on the day this Act is passed, for the purpose of enabling the making of regulations under Part 4A of the Bills of Exchange Act 1882 (as inserted by section 13);

(b)on 31 July 2016, for all other purposes.

(5)Sections 35 and 36 as they apply in Wales come into force on such day as the Welsh Ministers may by regulations appoint.

(6)Before making regulations under subsection (1) in relation to section 112 and Schedule 8, the Secretary of State must consult the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland.

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