Introduction -- Duties of a company secretary -- Types of company -- Public limited companies -- Private limited companies -- Companies limited by guarantee -- Other types of company -- The limits of liability -- Formation of companies -- Checking company names -- How to check a name -- Incorporation -- Buying a company off the shelf -- Memorandum and articles of association -- Trade mark registration of a name -- Getting started -- The registered office -- Disclosure notepaper -- Company notepaper -- Directors and secretaries -- The first allotments subscriber shares -- Opening a bank account -- Selecting an accounting reference date -- Choosing an auditor -- Corporate governance and day-to-day administration -- Board meetings -- Keeping the minutes -- Statutory books and notices to companies house -- Corporate governance -- Keeping the statutory records -- The registers computer or manual -- Security -- Annual routines -- Accounts/financial statements -- Annual general meeting -- Annual return forms -- Extraordinary events -- Resolutions -- Board changes -- Share transactions -- Dividends -- Registration of mortgages and charges -- Resolving to change the company name -- Changing memorandum and articles of association -- Changing auditors -- Dissolution -- Dissolution of a dormant company -- Appendix 1. Copies of companies house forms referred to in the text -- Appendix 2. Useful addresses -- Appendix 3. Deregulation of private companies.
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A comprehensive guide to the main responsibilities of a company secretary. This work helps those setting up a company or acting as a company secretary get it right from the start - preventing problems arising during the day-to-day administration, and avoiding potentially costly omissions.