Companies act

Changing the company name

The Companies Act permits a company to change its name. The provisions governing name change are found in sections 78 and 79. This may be achieved either by special resolution of the members or by other means provided by the company's articles. There are also p...

Choosing a name for your company

A company name must not be offensive or suggest any connection with government or public authority, unless permission is granted by the Secretary of State.

Forming a limited company

The provisions relating to company formation are contained in Parts 1 to 7.

An historical record of the key changes

The Companies Act changes were introduced over almost three years. For the record, we include a historical account of when the various changes were enacted.

Companies Act

The Companies Act comprises approximately 1,300 sections.

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