Directors and Secretaries: What You Need To Know

Directors and Secretaries - What you need to know

The director, or directors, must manage the company’s affairs in accordance with its articles of association and the law. Certain responsibilities apply to all directors, whether executive or non-executive, and to all types of company whether trading or not. The company secretary has a few duties set out in the legislation, and may be given others by the articles or the directors.

The government regularly updates the guidance for directors and secretaries. This was previously known as ‘GBA1’ but can now be found at the following government link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/life-of-a-company-event-driven-filings/life-of-a-company-part-2-event-driven-filings

You’ll be able to find out about the following:

  • Limited companies: the basics
  • Role of a company director
  • Role and duties of a company secretary
  • What you have to send to Companies House
  • Quality of paper documents

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