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UK: changes to the people with significant control (PSC) regime

28 Jul 2017
With effect from 26 June 2017, the UK Government has enacted legislation to amend its PSC regime. The changes were necessary due to the Fourth Money Laundering Directive. The 26 June deadline was imposed by the EU and meant that the final form of the legislation was only released a few days before its implementation. Two sets of regulations were introduced: • The Information about... Read More AboutUK: changes to the people with significant control (PSC) regime »

By Philip Jacques

UK: new money laundering regulations and the register of people with significant control (PSC register) – update

28 Apr 2017
On 24 March I blogged about the new money laundering legislation due to come into force on 26 June 2017. Companies House has now issued a press release called “ Changes to the UK anti-money laundering measures ”. The press release anticipates the introduction of the following measures designed to increase the transparency of those who own and control UK companies or Scottish partnerships:... Read More AboutUK: new money laundering regulations and the register of people with significant control (PSC register) – update »

By Philip Jacques

It’s time to act for UK companies with bearer shares

02 Feb 2016
For those UK companies with bearer shares still in issue, a key date to be aware of this month is the 25 February. This is the last day of the period during which the holder of a bearer share may surrender a share warrant. One of the corporate aspects of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 was the prohibition of the creation of bearer shares. This prohibition took... Read More AboutIt’s time to act for UK companies with bearer shares »

By Philip Jacques

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015: timetable update

28 Aug 2015
The UK Government has recently released an amended timetable for the implementation of the Act. 26 May 2015 Bearer shares: There is no change in relation to the timing of the abolition of bearer shares. They were abolished on 26 May 2015 and any existing share warrants will need to be surrendered within 9 months of that date. 10 October 2015 The following changes... Read More AboutSmall Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015: timetable update »

By Philip Jacques

UK: share buybacks – the Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2015

18 Mar 2015
On 9 March 2015, the Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2015 were published together with an explanatory memorandum . The Regulations come into force on 6 April 2015 and relate to the purchase by a company of its own shares (share buy backs), in particular, the authorisation and financing of share buy backs and the holding of the repurchased shares ‘in... Read More AboutUK: share buybacks – the Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2015 »

By Philip Jacques

The proposed central public register of beneficial owners of UK companies

16 Jun 2014
The central public register of beneficial owners proposed for UK companies appears counter-intuitive given the distinction between legal and beneficial ownership, and the fact that it has been a cardinal rule of UK company law that no notice of any trust is disclosed on the share register of a company. Although on the face of it alarming for beneficial owners or would be beneficial... Read More AboutThe proposed central public register of beneficial owners of UK companies »

By Martin Palmer
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