Company administration and filings: reforms in effect in 2015 and 2016

A number of company law reforms were passed before the last election as part of a push to cut red tape and improve public access to information.

A tranche of the new rules in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 came into force this month, with further implementation this December and in 2016. Changes to the procedures required when an auditor leaves office, introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015, are also now in effect.

We have prepared a briefing (available to subscribers on the Linklaters Knowledge Portal) which covers changes which affect company administration and filings and will, therefore, be of particular interest to company secretaries and administrators. It sets out when the changes come into effect, practical implications and where to find the new rules. There is also a Company Secretary's Checklist.