Director’s Consent to Act

Consent to Act (Director)


The Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Act 2015 (SBEE) has removed the requirement that a director must provide formal consent to act as a director. This has been replaced with an obligation on the company to make a statement that the appointee has consented to act. Companies House will then follow up with the new officer by writing to them, confirming that their appointment has been filed on the public register and explaining their statutory general duties to them. 

This Consent to Act (Director) template has been drafted with the SBEE changes in mind and should be used by companies to confirm that the proposed director is a fit and proper person as well as providing the company with written comfort that the director has in fact consented to act and therefore allow the company to make the required statement to Companies House. This template has been drafted as a letter addressed to the company and will make a useful addition to a company’s internal housekeeping records.

The document is in open format. Fields should be completed and wording in square brackets is optional and can be deleted or retained according to requirements.

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