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Officers of the Company – What registers should they keep?

What registers must be kept for the officers of the company?

A company must keep a register of directors, secretaries (if it has a company secretary) and directors’ residential addresses. The Companies Act 2006 sets out the details required in each case and they will differ as to whether a director (or secretary) is an individual or corporate entity. The registers must essentially record the relevant details regarding the individual or entity and record any changes such as appointments or resignations. An important change made by the Companies Act 2006 is that individual directors’ usual residential addresses are now kept in a separate register, which does not need to be made available for public inspection as this information is now considered “protected information”. The register of directors (open to public inspection) will therefore only need to state a service address for each individual directors.

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