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1. These Regulations may be cited as the Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Limited Partnerships and Newspaper Proprietors) Regulations 2009 and come into force on 1st October 2009.
2. In these Regulations—
“Companies House Direct” and “CHD” mean the service by which information is accessed by the applicant in Hyper Text Markup Language using a website of the registrar by delivering a non-encrypted access code;
“limited liability partnership” means a body corporate incorporated under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000(2);
“limited partnership” means a partnership registered under the Limited Partnerships Act 1907(3); and
“the register of the proprietors of newspapers” means the register established under section 8 of the Newspaper Libel and Registration Act 1881(4).
3. Schedule 1 makes provision for the fees that are payable to the registrar in respect of the registration of documents relating to limited partnerships and the register of the proprietors of newspapers by the registrar.
4.—(1) Schedule 2 makes provision for the fees that are payable to the registrar in respect of the inspection, or provision of copies, of documents kept by the registrar relating to limited partnerships.
(2) The fees prescribed in relation to paragraph 4(a) of Schedule 2 are not payable in respect of any month for which the applicant pays a fee to the registrar for subscription to Companies House Direct under regulations providing for the payment of fees in respect of the functions of the registrar in relation to the inspection, or provision of copies, of documents kept by the registrar relating to companies, overseas companies, limited liability partnerships and European Economic Interest Groupings.
5. Where any document is delivered to the registrar on or before 30th September 2009 to which any fee set under section 14 of the Newspaper Libel and Registration Act 1881 would have applied if registered on or before that date, and that document is registered on or after 1st October 2009, the fee prescribed in Schedule 1 in respect of that document shall not apply and any fee set under section 14 of the Newspaper Libel and Registrations Act 1881 shall apply.
6. Where any application is made to the registrar on or before 30th September 2009 in respect of the inspection of, or the provision of copies of, material kept by the registrar, the fee prescribed in Schedule 2 or determined by the registrar in the exercise of his powers under section 1063(5) of the Companies Act 2006 in respect of that application shall not apply and any fee payable under paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 5 to the Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No. 1, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2006(5) shall apply.
7. Subject to Regulation 6, paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 5 to the Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No.1, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2006 is revoked.
Minister for Business and Regulatory Reform,
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
28th August 2009
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