Companies Act 2014

The Companies Act 2014 was introduced on 1st June 2015 and it replaced the Companies Acts 1963-2013. As well as consolidating the previous legislation it also introduced some changes. Some of the changes are highlighted in the pages of this area of the website.

 Area Description 
Annual Returns Find information on extension of time to file an Annual Return and Dormant company audit exemption etc.
Directors Duties Directors have several duties under the Companies Act 2014 and some of them are described here.
External Companies Place of Business registrations were discontinued under the Companies Act 2014
Forms and leaflets New forms were introduced in the 2014 Act for all areas and there are some information leaflets available online.
Liquidations Qualification requirements were introduced in relation to liquidators
Mergers & Divisions Mergers and divisions became available to private limited by shares companies under the 2014 Act
Mortgages All mortgage registration documents are now completed online.
Offences A brief description of offences under the Companies Act 2014 
Receivership & Examinership Qualification requirements were introduced in relation to examiners.
Registered Office Agent It is now possible under the Act for the registered office of a company to be placed in the care of an authorised agent 
Re-Registration Companies can re-register from one type to another in the Companies Act 2014
Resolutions and Members Information on resolutions
Restoration and Company Types Certain companies may be required to alter their name following restoration after 1st December 2016
Strike-off Voluntary strike-off has now been placed on a formal footing in the new Act.
Summary Approval Procedure New procedure introduced for certain declarations made in relation to financial assistance, liquidation and mergers
Table A and Constitutions Companies can now have simplified constitutions as the Act now incorporates areas of the old Table A Companies Act 1963 into the legislation itself