The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 was commenced on 21st August 2020 and it introduces temporary measures to assist companies and Industrial and Provident Societies (“IPS”) deal with issues due to the impact of COVID-19. One of the key provisions is the ability to hold members and creditor meetings electronically. Interim Period The new
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The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 (the “Act”) introduced temporary provisions to facilitate the holding of members and creditor meetings electronically. The following new provisions will only apply during the interim period which lasts until 31 December 2020 unless the period is extended:- General Meetings during the Interim Period The new provisions apply notwithstanding
The General Scheme of the Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies (Covid-19) (Amendment) Bill 2020 was published outlining the proposed emergency measures for companies and Industrial and Provident societies dealing with COVID-19 issues. The proposals are to help companies hold electronic meetings while complying with the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines issued by the Government. Timeframe
A significant challenge for companies is holding either director or member meetings given the Covid-19 restrictions. Everyone has embraced the new world of virtual meetings through Zoom, Skype, Hangouts etc. While these are useful tools for business and teams to meet, companies need to be mindful of the legislation regarding holding meetings electronically. Before a
Every company is required to comply with the Companies Act and on an annual basis prepare and file financial statements and hold an AGM. Typically this is a service provided to companies by the Company Secretarial Advisors such as CLS Chartered Secretaries or the accountant or solicitors.
The rules regarding members meetings are contained in Part 4 Corporate Governance of the Companies Act 2014. These meetings are important as the directors do not hold all the powers of a company and certain decisions must be referred back to the members for approval. Before an AGM or EGM is convened, the constitution of
If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “meetings.” ~Dave Barry, “Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn The world of business seems to be obsessed with meetings. Meetings do have their usefulness