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«501 questions and answers for company directors and company secretaries»





MeetingsWhat are the subject areas covered by the Combined Code?Directors and company secretaryWhat are the steps leading to the voluntary striking-off of a company?What was in the memorandum of a company limited by guarantee registered before 1st October 2009?For how long must accounting records be kept?Is there a maximum period for which a director's service contract can run?To what extent does Companies House verify information supplied to it?Is it essential that proxy forms accompany notices?Is the issue of a duplicate tax voucher permitted?What information about the right to appoint a proxy (or proxies) must be included in the notice?What is an alternate director and what are his powers and responsibilities?I have noticed that quite a few companies seem to not fully comply. Am I right and does it matter?Are there minimum or maximum amounts for the guarantees in a company limited by guarantee?Register of chargesStriking-off. Following application by the directorsI am not too worried about filing late at Companies House. Should I be?How much freedom do the members have concerning the articles?What are the consequences of the location of the registered office?Is it allowed for directors to borrow company assets?Does it make a difference if the benefit is trivial?In what circumstances might the court decide that it is just and equitable for a company to be wound up?What is the definition of a company's constitution?Is the notice that convenes a meeting relevant to establishing whether or not it is an annual general meeting?Can the accounting reference date be changed?Company nameAre matters at a board meeting settled by a majority vote?During what period may an application be made to have a company restored to the register that was struck-off at the instigation of the Registrar?Are there any requirements concerning where the statutory registers must be kept?Can a director's conflict of interest be authorised by the directors?Must companies that are registered charities have an objects clause in their constitution?What matters can a board delegate to a committee?What number is a quorum for a board meeting?What right does a director have to call a meeting of the members?AccountsAre there criminal sanctions for breach of the general duties?What are the chairman's powers and duties at a board meeting?Are there any other requirements concerning the content of the register of members?Can I buy shares using a nominee name?What is the requirement to give details of members with the annual return?What are the contents of Form IN01 to register a company?Is it compulsory for a company to have a company seal?How have corporate governance codes developed since 1992?Company fundamentalsWe hardly ever have a formal vote at our board meetings. Have we got it wrong?Are duly signed minutes conclusive evidence of what happened at a meeting?How frequently should the board meet?Do the same restrictions apply to the payment of interest on loan stock and debentures?What is meant by the term 'partly paid shares'?What steps does the Registrar take before deciding to strike-off a company?What does Table A say about notice to the members of a resolution to propose a director?What information must be recorded in the register of secretaries if the secretary is a corporate director or firm?How can I easily check all the requirements concerning company names?What sort of organisation might suit being an unlimited company?I have heard that there are more administrations and less receiverships. Why is this?Are there any particular requirements concerning the date, place and time of a meeting?What information must be recorded in the register of directors if the director is an individual?Do the model articles allow the directors as a whole to terminate the appointment of a director?Who decides whether or not there will be a company secretary of a private company?Must the chairman allow everyone to speak, to say exactly what they want and to take as long as they wish?Who can be the secretary of a private company?Does that mean that in most private companies directors do not retire?What does the term 'default provision' mean in relation to articles?Register of secretariesWhose responsibility is it to prepare, lay (if required) and deliver the accounts?Basic questionsWhat exactly is meant when it is said that a company has a separate legal personality?I am a director of an active company that has just been struck-off by the Registrar. Am I right to be angry?Can I get a copy of a director's service contract?As a director I want to take independent advice on my responsibilities. Can I insist that it be paid for by the company?Nominee directorsMust certain business be conducted at an AGM and is there some business that cannot be conducted at an AGM?How has the office of company secretary developed over the years?Register of interests disclosedApproval and afterwardsWhat are the remedies if an action is successful?My company has been the subject of a voluntary striking-off. Could it be restored to the register?Directors Basic questionsCan a company be struck-off without the knowledge of the members or directors?Can a company start trading (or operating) as soon as it has been registered?I have looked at the Combined Code and some of its provisions seem bland and obvious. Do others think this?What should I know about the register of interests disclosed?My company has been struck-off. Are officers of the company released from their liabilities?I am a director. What are my rights concerning the reimbursement of expenses that I have incurred?Who is the chairman of the board of directors?What is a nominee director?How many quoted companies are there?Winding-up. GeneralMust the registered office always be in the territory of incorporation?Resolutions and noticeWhat charges must be registered?Can a valid board meeting be held without all the directors being in the same place?Can a formal board meeting ratify the business done at an informal meeting?For how long must minutes be kept?What are the benefits of being a small or medium-sized company?How long is allowed before a poll is taken?Who or what determines the rules for the conduct of board meetings?A dividend warrant has not been presented for payment. What should we do?What is a de facto director?What are the penalties for late delivery of the accounts to Companies House?Does a company secretary who is also a director have an enhanced role?What groups of people may be prevented by the articles from being a director?In what circumstances is short notice possible?I am a director of a company that is going to go into administration. What will my powers be?Important note concerning termsWhat is the accounting reference date and what is its significance?Companies limited by sharesCan the members insist on having an audit?What should I know about joint names appearing in the register of members and what about nominee names?How does the Combined Code define an independent nonexecutive director?Must the company be supplied with information for the registers or is there an obligation to seek it out?What are the required periods of notice for the different types of meeting?What are the general duties?I have heard that a decision may be taken as an informal corporate act rather than by passing a resolution. How does this happen?Must minutes of meetings be taken?Substantial property transactions sound rather complicated. Can you give some practical examples?DividendsMy private company no longer holds annual general meetings. How can dividends be paid?Must a company hold annual general meetings and, if so, what are the laws concerning timing?How can that possibly be enforced?Are there other requirements concerning the disclosure of information on business letters?What does the Combined Code say about directors' remuneration?Does the Combined Code apply to all companies?Are there any limits on the directors' powers to agree the terms of directors' service contracts?What is the purpose of Companies House?Objects clause and authorised share capitalWhere must a director's service contract be kept?What information must be recorded in the register of directors' residential addresses?How is a company registered?What are the consequences of a company having a shadow director?How must a listed company disclose how it has complied with the Combined Code?What are the consequences of being an officer of the company?Can the members require that a resolution be circulated in connection with a forthcoming annual general meeting?What are the time limits for filing at Companies House?In practice how does a company operate as a director of another company?What happens if a quorum is not present or if a quorum ceases to be present?I am a non-executive director and I do not have a service contract. Should I have one?What is the consequence if a notice is not sent to someone entitled to receive a notice?What is the precise meaning of 'deliver to Companies House'?Can directors delegate some or all of their duties?Is Companies House efficient and does it give value for money?Can the directors appoint a deputy or assistant secretary?What is the SETS system of trading?How is consent to act evidenced when a document is filed electronically?May the company secretary vote at a board meeting?Register of directors' residential addressesWhat does the Act say on the subject of indemnification?If a company is insolvent, what part of its money is ring-fenced for ordinary creditors?I am an executive director and I do not have a service contract. Should I have one?Does the Combined Code have the force of law behind it?That's all very well but can you please give more details about the role of non-executive directors?We are getting close to the last permitted date for the annual general meeting and the accounts are not ready. What can we do?What is the procedure for the removal of a director by the members at a general meeting?How is voting on a poll conducted?What things should be covered by a director's service contract?Do nearly all companies strictly follow the rules about the location of the statutory registers?Company secretary. The position and the roleWould you please summarise the required notice periods for the different resolutions and also the majority of votes cast in each?We forgot to notify Companies House of my appointment as company secretary. What should we do and am I the company secretary?What is meant by the term 'unified board' and do we have them in Britain?Company registration and company constitutionIs interest payable if calls are paid late?Does the auditor have any other duties?How are documents executed?What do the new model articles say about events which lead to loss of office by a director?What rights do auditors have to see documents and have their questions answered?What should the directors do when they believe that their company may have financial difficulties?Can stock be converted into shares?Is it possible to amend special resolutions or ordinary resolutions requiring special notice?Are there any requirements concerning format and presentation?In what form may the statutory registers be kept and, in particular, may they be computerised?I am interested in a company registered in the Channel Islands. Can I get a copy of its accounts from Companies House?FilingWhat are the powers that directors must act within?I am sure that there have been many interesting cases about board meetings. Would you tell me about one of them?SharesAre directors (other than in a charitable company) totally free to pursue any object that they wish?Do the model articles give directors discretion to make further rules?The answer to the last question seems bizarre. Are you serious?How much freedom do I have in nominating my service address?Restrictions on who can be a directorWhat are the three ways in which a company may be wound up?Do directors have the right to be indemnified out of company assets?Is it possible to change a company's form of registration?What are the definitions of small and medium-sized companies?Is it always one share one vote on an ordinary resolution of the members to remove a director?Who has the right to attend a members' meeting?Are there any special dangers for nominee directors?Can a director be exempted from the consequences of a claim for breach of duty?When is special notice of an ordinary resolution required and what are the procedures?And how does Section 172 affect the directors of a company that is experiencing financial difficulties?Who can vote on a show of hands?What is the relationship between the company secretary and the directors?I hate filling in forms so I plan to send all notifications to Companies House by letter. Is this acceptable?What information must be recorded in the register of directors if the director is a corporate director or a firm?I have heard that a director must step down on reaching the age of 70. Is this correct?Can a minor own shares in his own name?What are the rules about a director's resignation?Can any director call a board meeting?What are the duties of the chairman?What are the possible pitfalls of a voluntary striking-off?I am an unpaid non-executive director so presumably all this nonsense about the duty of care does not apply to me. I am right aren't I?What is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner?What is the significance of different classes of share?May company articles make other provisions for the removal of directors?What is the requirement to display the company name outside its business premises?Can a company registered in England and Wales change its place of registration to Scotland?Registration of companiesThere is more to it than that isn't there?What must happen in the event of a serious loss of capital by a public company?Register of directorsWho has the authority to issue a notice convening a meeting of members?Shares, debentures and dividendsWhat types of organisation must register information at Companies House?Must the company's registered name be given in other documents?How can I be certain that Companies House has received something that I have sent to it by post?What are the essential features of an unlimited company?May shares be issued at a premium and may they be issued at a discount?I have read the questions and answers in this section about board meetings and in many respects my board does not operate in the required way. Does it matter?Does the answer to the last question mean that some people convicted of very serious crimes cannot be banned from being a director?Companies House forms include a box for contact details. Is it essential that this information be given?Is it possible to have a shareholder agreement separate from the articles?What records should be kept of the use of the company seal?Company constitutionWhat is a scrip dividend?Is there a quick, cheap and easy way of getting my own company?Substantial property transactionsWho can inspect directors' service contracts?I am a director who failed to file on time at Companies House. Will I be prosecuted?How is a poll demanded?Does a managing director have any extra powers recognized by law?I am (or was) a director of a company that was struck-off even though it is still trading. What should I do?What steps should be taken on the appointment of a new company secretary?Are there measures in place to prevent improper use of the register of members?Can a company loan money to a director?Does HMRC treat the remuneration of executive directors and non-executive directors in the same way?We forgot to notify Companies House of my appointment as director. What should we do and am I a director?I invest in a company that does not comply with all the detailed provisions of the Combined Code. Am I right to be desperately worried?What is the difference between cumulative preference shares and non-cumulative preference shares?What does Companies House say that it does?What powers does an administrator have?Can the directors remove an auditor?What sort of organisation might suit being a company limited by guarantee?What are the consequences if the company is registered in Wales?Is it necessary to enter written resolutions of the members or directors in the minute book? And is it necessary to record informal corporate acts by the members in the minute book.Officers of the companyAre there any more differences between public companies and private companies limited by shares?What are the time limits for laying and delivering the accounts?Financial difficulties The position of the directorsIs it necessary to keep the minutes of directors' meetings separate from the minutes of members' meetings?How are the first directors appointed?Listed companies and corporate governanceWho and what are 'connected persons' in connection with substantial property transactions?What is meant by the term 'pre-emption rights'?What is meant by the duty to exercise independent judgment?What does the Combined Code say about combining the role of chairman and chief executive?Exactly what does limited liability mean?How can I find out if a particular person is banned from being a company director?What is (or was) the objects clause of a company registered before 1st October 2009?What are the requirements that the company name should correctly designate the type of company?How are the duties enforced?Must a director be paid?Are there any limits to the number of directorships that I can hold?What is the position if there is an accidental failure in giving notice of a resolution or a meeting?What happens if it is not possible to obtain a quorum?Will electronic filing become compulsory?As a director am I entitled to access to all the company's statutory records, minute books and accounting records?What is meant by the terms executive director and non-executive director, and what are the differences?Annual general meetingWhat is included in the Proposed officers Part of the form 'Application to register a company'?Shareholder agreementsWhat is a shadow director?Are all directors officers of the company?Is it a requirement that minutes be kept in a bound book?What is the position concerning an objects clause for a company registered on or after 1st October 2009?Does the chairman have a casting vote at a board meeting?Board meetings GeneralAre joint secretaries permitted?Who can apply to have a company put into administration?What information must be given on company business letters and order forms?Our accountant looks after most things. Is it his responsibility to get everything necessary to Companies House?Can a bankrupt be a company director?What is the procedure for declaring and paying a final dividend?Execution of documents and the company sealWhat are the essential features of a company limited by guarantee?I use the word 'director' as a courtesy title. What are the possible consequences?What is the normal business of an annual general meeting?What are the rules about the quality of paper documents to be registered at Companies House?What are the powers of the courts to ban a person from being a director?As well as being a director I own all the shares. I want to pay out all the profits to myself as a salary or bonus. Will there be any problems if I do this rather than pay a dividend?How can I contact Companies House?Access to informationHow are directors appointed?Do the model articles allow for partly paid shares?I notice that Table C is much shorter than Table A. Does this mean that it is easier to use and that there are fewer regulations governing a company limited by guarantee?Is on-line access expensive?Content of noticesWhat are the stages in a winding-up?What is the composition of a set of accounts?My company is insolvent and is being wound up. Who will get what money there is?RightsWhat are the advantages of the monitor service?Can a board meeting be held without all the directors being informed?What does 'unable to pay its debts' mean?How should we respond to a request to issue a duplicate dividend warrant?Can a director be removed from office by a vote of the directors?What is the essential difference between administration and receivership?Resignation, retirement and removalWhat is UKLA and who is responsible for it?Place of registration and the registered officeWhat steps should be taken on the appointment of a new director?Can you give me some examples of when a person is or is not a shadow director?Notice periodsThe number of directors has dropped below the number needed for a quorum. What can be done?Statutory registers and Companies HouseWhat are the basic choices concerning articles?What details must be kept in the register of members?What determines what type of resolution is required for a vote by the members?Must the statutory information be given when the relevant information is communicated electronically?How many statutory registers are there and what are they called?Is an administrator personally liable for contracts that he makes on behalf of the company?Companies limited by guaranteeListed companiesDoes it make a difference if the conflict of interest is trivial?What period of notice is required for a board meeting and in what form must the notice be given?May directors have the benefit of directors' liability insurance?From what does the chairman derive his powers?What is the duty not to accept benefits from third parties?Companies House GeneralWhat is the difference between a members' voluntary winding-up and a creditors' voluntary winding-up?What should I know about the register of charges?Can I apply to have a registered company ordered to change its name?What is included in the Statement of guarantee Part of the form 'Application to register a company'?Rights and duties of directorsWho and what can audit companies?How is a special resolution passed?Is there a maximum number of directors permitted?What are the main duties of an auditor?What is a company?The Dorchester Finance Case is often quoted in connection with the duty of care. What happened?I do not want to disclose my date of birth. Must I really do so?At the instigation of the registrarWho chooses the company secretary?What sort of companies might be community interest companies?Who has responsibility for the minutes?What are the permitted purposes of administration?Must the existence of a shadow director be reported to Companies House?What are the alternatives to a company?Can the members be prevented from removing a director?In what circumstances is voting conducted by a show of hands?What part does the law play in the appointment of directors?What does the Combined Code say about the balance on the board between executive and non-executive directors?What should the company secretary be paid?What is the duty to declare interest in proposed transaction or arrangement?What types of business must be the subject of special resolutions?The guidance in the Combined Code seems sensible but somehow directors' remuneration in listed companies goes up year after year. Why is this and is it "fat cattery"?What must be included in a notice convening a meeting?I have heard of model articles. What does this mean?Yes - but just what is administration?What is the duty to avoid conflicts of interest?What is the position if a charge is not registered?QuorumAre there some circumstances in which pre-emption rights do not apply?What does Table A say about minutes?Can the articles override the provisions of the Companies Act or other Acts?Are the articles of association important? Why are there not more questions about them in this section of the book?Payment, expenses and service contractVotingWhy was the concept of administration introduced in 1986?My company is limited by guarantee. Can I safely ignore the questions about share capital and dividends?Who is required to co-operate with an auditor?Register of membersIs the requirement different for companies that are charitable companies?De facto and shadow directorsGood board meetingsFinancial difficulties, winding-up and striking-offStatutory registers. General (including location and inspection)What is meant by the duty to exercise reasonable care, skill and diligence?How did directors' general duties develop?What rights does a proxy have at a members' meeting?My company has breached the rules concerning substantial property transactions. What are the possible consequences and remedies?Are there any restrictions on a director lending money to his company?Do the owners of partly paid shares rank for the payment of a full dividend?In what circumstances may shares be forfeited or surrendered?What is a pre-pack administration?Have you any other suggestions that may help facilitate good board meetings?Is it lawful to hold an annual general meeting at which no business is transacted?What is the point of shareholder agreements?What is the correct system for approving the minutes?Will you give an example of an old case concerning a director's duty of care?What information must be recorded in the register of secretaries if the secretary is an individual?How are the chairman and managing director chosen and does a company have to have them?Are smaller listed companies exempted from some of the requirements of the Combined Code?How may an auditor be removed before the expiry of his term of office?How can a company change its name?How are the auditors of private companies appointed and how is their remuneration fixed?What is a community interest company?Have directors' general duties now been codified?Is the last answer really true in all private companies?How is voting on a show of hands conducted?Are there any age restrictions?What are the obligations of a resigning auditor?How does Section 172 affect the directors of a company that is a charity?What documents must be executed?I have heard that the Act restricts substantial property transactions with directors. What does this mean?Who can be the secretary of a public company?Please give me examples of resolutions for the declaration of an interim dividend and a final dividend.Must the chairman's casting vote be exercised in a particular way?Does the chairman have a casting vote?May a person who is not a director be allowed to attend a board meeting?Minutes. GeneralHow can I get hold of blank Companies House forms?What is receivership?What is the essential difference between shares and debentures?What is a suitable form of words when a company seal is not used?Out of what funds may dividends be paid?Order of priority in the distribution of fundsOne of our customers is in administration. What powers do we have?AuditCan a resolution of the members be passed as a written resolution?Can the members insist that a general meeting be held?Unlimited companiesWhat is the Statement of compliance in the form 'Application to register a company'?Can you give a practical example of how a nominee director might get it wrong?What disclosure must a company make of loans to directors and connected persons?Is an action for 'Unfair Prejudice' connected with directors' general duties?What is included in the Statement of capital Part of the form 'Application to register a company'?I think that the rules about access to the registers and provision of copies and extracts amount to a charter for nosey-parkers. Why cannot people get the information from Companies House?In what circumstances can a company be wound up by the court?What is the relationship between the Registrar of Companies and Companies House?DebenturesChanges to the articlesWhat was in the memorandum of a company with a share capital registered before 1st October 2009?I am an officer of the company and it all sounds rather worrying. How worried should I be?What are the articles of association?What sort of things might be suitable for inclusion in a shareholder agreement?Derivative claims sound like a license for anarchy. Am I right?What action might directors take after receiving suitable professional advice?Today is 7th September. I resigned as a director on 30th June with effect from 31st December. What are my rights and responsibilities until 31st December?Is it compulsory that accounts comply with accounting standards?AdministrationHow are auditors of public companies appointed and how is their remuneration fixed?What are the compliance rates for filing on time at Companies House?What happens when the number of directors falls below the number needed for a quorum?What are the different types of company?Would you please explain what is meant by 'clear days'?What are acceptable reasons for a members' voluntary winding-up?Does the Combined Code allow directors to have lengthy periods of notice?Can members ratify a breach of duty?What groups of people are prevented by law from being a director?Can UKLA impose financial penalties?Who can be an alternate director and what are the formalities of appointment and removal?What are the special rules for the period of a company's first accounts?Do the general duties apply to shadow directors?Do the model articles allow a company to have a sole director?Chairman and conduct of meetingsDoes Table A specify events which lead to loss of office by a director?What rights does an auditor have in connection with members' meetings?How is the Combined Code laid out?Can articles require that all resolutions proceed directly to a poll without a show of hands first?Are there ways round the restrictions on a company making a loan to a director?Are machine-generated or facsimile signatures on documents accepted by Companies House?How can a mistake in the minutes be corrected after they have been signed?Community interest companiesReceivershipSome key points from the model articlesWhat is the Companies House Anti-Hijacking Service (PROOF)?What are the rules about retirement by rotation?Do we still have extraordinary resolutions?What are the essential features of a company limited by shares?To whom are the directors' general duties owed?Why is it necessary to disclose certain statutory information?Is it true that a company can only go into administration if it is unable to pay its debts?The shareholders want bigger dividends than the directors are willing to recommend. What happens?What part of a director's fee is payable to a director who resigns part-way through a year?What has happened to the memorandum of a company registered before 1st October 2009?I have heard that long periods of notice are frowned upon. Is this correct?Disclosure of statutory informationWhy would anyone in their right mind agree to be a member of an unlimited company?My company was registered before 1st July 1985. What difference does it make and does it matter?What exactly is meant by the requirement that a notice should give a general description of the business to be transacted?AppointmentCan all officers commit all the offences?Can the company secretary insist on attending a board meeting?Are there any more consequences of the location of the registered office?ResolutionsAre there any other limitations on the choice of name?Who determines the directors' fees (if any) and terms of their contracts (if any)?What is an ordinary resolution and when is one needed?Would you please explain what is meant by "entrenchment" as mentioned in the answer to the last question.Can a board operate entirely by means of written resolutions?Can the directors authorise a director to accept a benefit from a third party?What stops a company having a name that is the same as, or similar to, the name of another company?Would you please define an administrative receiver?Can a director be removed by means of a written resolution of the members?Is it possible to entrench the articles?What exemptions are available for abbreviated accounts?How can I use Companies House to obtain information?What business can be conducted at an adjourned meeting?What is the logic of the numbering system of the Companies House forms?What are the procedures for approving, signing, laying and delivering the accounts?What is the procedure for declaring and paying an interim dividend?Members' meetings GeneralIs the answer to the last question true for a company limited by guarantee?What personal risks might directors run when a company faces financial difficulties?What are the obligations of the directors to draw relevant matters to the attention of auditors?Who is an officer of the company?Can the articles be changed and if so how is it done?I control 51 per cent of the votes at a general meeting of the company. I think that people who ride motorcycles should not be company directors and a director will not heed my request to stop riding motorcycles. Can I requisition an extraordinary meeting and vote him off the board?What is the status of AIM?What is included in the Company details Part of the form 'Application to register a company'?Directors' general dutiesCan a PO Box Number be used as the registered office?Alternate directorsWhat part do the articles play in the appointment of directors?What are the rules for a written resolution of the members in a private company?Is it possible for the time limits to be extended?What are the differences between public companies and private companies limited by shares?I have just taken over as company secretary and things were not in good order. What can I do to put things right?I am a director of a company in administration. Can I be dismissed by the administrator?What is the requirement to have accounts audited?Are there any exceptions to the requirement for a private company to include 'Limited' or 'Ltd' in its name?Basic questions about articlesCan you suggest a good system for the scheduling of a board meeting and preparation for it?With reference to the last answer, is the same standard required of all directors in all companies?Shareholder A sold shares to Shareholder B at about the time that the dividend was declared. Which one gets the dividend?My company faces financial difficulties. How much should this be a factor in setting directors' pay?What exactly is meant by comply or explain?What are the requirements for a dormant company?How is the address of the registered office changed?To whom should notices be sent?What are the rules about inspection of the registers?I am a director and the sole shareholder. Can I take as much money out of the company as I like?Can a shareholder waive a dividend?Memorandum of associationWhat is (or was) authorised share capital?Which debts rank as preferential?Must a director have a service contract?What is in the memorandum of a company incorporated on or after 1st October 2009?What should be recorded in the minutes?Please give details of how electronic filing works.Who will be the chairman of a members' meeting?Must the registered office be an actual office of the company?Is it compulsory for every company to have a company secretary?What do the new model articles say about how directors are appointed?What do the model articles say about the appointment of directors by the members?Are there any exceptions to the requirement for the secretary of a public company to be a member of one of the bodies specified in the answer to the last question?Corporate governanceWould you please give me some figures to show the expansion in the number of registered companies?Can the directors appoint a director?What are the options for the place of registration?Who may sign when the company seal is used?Is it necessary to pass a resolution to pay a dividend on preference shares?LoansWhat are the different ways of filing at Companies House?What resolutions must be registered with the Registrar of Companies?Notice GeneralWith reference to the last question - what exactly is meant by 'order form'?What should directors not do when they believe that their company may have financial difficulties?What is the main thrust of the duty to promote the success of the company?What are the chairman's powers to adjourn the meeting?Company registrationWould you please explain what is meant by a derivative claimDo the model articles allow for alternate directors?Accounts and auditIs it necessary to give notice of an adjourned meeting?Please tell me more about community interest companies?Is there a way round the restrictions on changing the accounting reference date?My company has 100 shares registered in joint names and the joint shareholders disagree about how the votes should be cast. Does each shareholder cast 50 votes as they wish?I have resigned as a director but the other directors refuse to accept my resignation and they have just included me as a director on the annual return. Am I a director?What is the quorum for a members' meeting?Is there a prescribed minimum number of directors and is a sole director permitted?Which are the most commonly used forms?What are the legal requirements when there is a sole director or sole member?We want to end the registration of a dormant company. Is there an alternative to a members' voluntary winding-up?How do preference shares differ from ordinary shares?How are directors appointed if the company has no living members or directors?How is a company registered?Exactly how are resolutions registered at Companies House?What are the consequences of a company going into administration?Is it compulsory to provide a tax voucher?
 
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