Consent to Act (Director)
The model articles for private limited companies do not include a requirement that a person must consent to being appointed as a director. However the Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Act 2015 (section 100) provides that the company must make a statement that the person has consented to act in that capacity. This statement is part of Companies House form AP01. 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 above 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.
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