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
Transfer of shares is where an existing holder of share(s) transfers some or all of their shares to another shareholder or to a third party. Subject to any restrictions in the company’s constitution, a member may transfer all or any of his or her shares in the company by a stock transfer form or any
The proper purpose of minutes is to provide a formal, long-term internal record of board meetings for the benefit of an organisation rather than for any third party. Minute taking is an art form and there is now more guidance on the importance of minutes and governance guidance on taking minutes such as the ICSA Guidance.
At some stage, most professional advisors will be required to take minutes of a meeting, be it a management meeting, client meeting or a formal board or members meeting. It is often seen as a chore and what should be recorded differs from one set of minutes to another. The ICSA: The Governance Institute have
The rules regarding holding directors meetings and how they meet are provided for in Section 157 to 167 of Companies Act 2014. These provisions may be amended in the constitution of the company. Some of the main directors meetings default provisions are set out below as a guide however before any meeting is convened the
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