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prohibition on corporate directors - further delayed

22 September 2016
As we have previously reported, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA) will require all directors to be natural persons and prohibits the appointment of corporate directors (subject to exceptions).  The SBEEA also provides that the appointments of existing corporate directors will automatically cease after a 12 months grace period. 
These provisions were supposed to come into force next month (October 2016);  however it has recently been confirmed that this implementation date has been further delayed (to a date not yet known).  The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has however indicated that it does still intend to implement the prohibition, and publish regulations setting out exceptions to the prohibition, in due course.  At the time of writing, details of the exceptions are still under development and we understand that further details on this, plus a new implementation date, will be published on GOV.UK as soon as they are available.

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