Companies Acts


Companies Acts
The UK acts of parliament that are concerned with companies. The first act bearing this name was passed in 1862. Many subsequent measures have been enacted, but since 1980 they have been strongly influenced by the European Union and the company law harmonization programme. The Companies Act (1985) served to consolidate a number of earlier measures and the 1989 Act incorporated various EU directives into British law.

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