Corporate Strategy & Finance - Review

    View Authors July 2009

    Companies Act 2006: removal of residential addresses from Companies House records

    In our last article, we discussed the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) coming into force on 1 October 2009 which will provide greater protection for directors and company secretaries by restricting the public availability of their residential addresses.

    We now consider the rules that will be introduced at the same time to allow for the removal of residential addresses from some (but, unfortunately, not all) of the public records already held at Companies House. The new rules will apply not only to directors and secretaries but also to shareholders and charge-holders (among others).

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