Companies Act 2006 Overview and Company Information

June 8, 2017

The Companies Act 2006 became fully effective from October 1st 2009. It is the principal source of law relating to the conduct of companies incorporated in England and Wales.

Companies House provides useful information on the Act on its website.

In 2015, Companies House launched a project to make corporate information accessible free. This includes:

  • company information, eg registered address and date of incorporation
  • current and resigned officers
  • document images
  • mortgage charge data
  • previous company names
  • insolvency information

This is accessible here.

The Institute of Directors has published useful guidance on the rights and responsibilities of directors.