This best selling title is a clear, thorough and straight-forward guide for directors and company secretaries of smaller or newly incorporated companies offering information on the legal, accounting and tax compliance rules and implications on running a business as a limited company. This new edition is fully up-to-date with the major changes to company law effected by the Companies Act 2006, taking into account new requirements for company formation documents, new rules on financial assistance, the codification of directors' duties, the introduction of the 'optional' company secretary, the new regime for company decision making and e-communications. The sixth edition also includes a useful new chapter on strategic considerations to take into account in relation to planning for the future of a business. The latest information on filing procedures for Companies House and keeping statutory records is also included.
Table of Contents
* What is a company?* The company and its constitution (including formation requirements)* Shares and shareholders in a private company* Shareholders' Agreements* Directors and Other Officers* Directors' Meetings* Shareholders' Meetings (General Meetings)* Contracts Binding on the Company* Accounts* Borrowing and Charges* Taxation* Insolvency* Using Professionals* The Internet and E-Commerce* Strategy* Further Considerations* Appendices