Search Legislation

The Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2007

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 3494

companies

auditors

The Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2007

Made

17th December 2007

Laid before Parliament

17th December 2007

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2) and (3)

The Secretary of State is a Minister designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to auditors and the audit of accounts.

These Regulations make provision for a purpose mentioned in section 2(2) of that Act and it appears to the Secretary of State that it is expedient for the reference to Directive 2006/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on statutory audits of annual accounts and consolidated accounts, amending Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC and repealing Council Directive 84/253/EEC(3), to be construed as a reference to that Directive as amended at any time before 1st January 2009.

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2)(4) of, as read with paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 to, the European Communities Act 1972 and sections 1239, 1241(2)(c), 1246, 1292(1)(a) and (b) and (2) of, and paragraph 8(1)(a) of Schedule 11 to, the Companies Act 2006(5), the Secretary of State makes the following Regulations.

(3)

OJ L 157, 9.6.2006, p. 87. The Directive extends to the European Economic Area by virtue of Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No. 160/2006 of 8 December 2006 amending Annex XXII (Company law) to the EEA Agreement (OJ L 89, 29.3.2007, p. 38).

(4)

The enabling powers of section 2(2) were extended by virtue of the amendment of section 1(2) by section 1 of the European Economic Area Act 1993 (c.51). Paragraph 1(1)(d) of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972 provides that the powers conferred by section 2(2) shall not include power to create a new criminal offence punishable on summary conviction with imprisonment for more than three months. In its application to a summary conviction in Scotland paragraph 1(1)(d) of Schedule 2 is modified by section 45(4) of the Criminal Proceedings etc (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (2007 asp 6), so that the reference to three months is read as a reference to twelve months.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified accompany any Statutory Instrument or Draft Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament from June 2004 onwards.

Close

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 enactedversion 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
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources