Companies Act 1948

The Companies Act 1948 (11 & 12 Geo.6 c.38) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which regulated UK company law. Its descendant is the Companies Act 2006.

Companies Act 1948
Long titleAn Act to consolidate the Companies Act, 1929, the Companies Act, 1947 (other than the provisions thereof relating to the registration of business names, bankruptcy and the prevention of fraud in connection with unit trusts), and certain other enactments amending the first-mentioned Act.
Citation11 & 12 Geo.6 c.38
Royal assent30 June 1948
Commencement1 July 1948[1]
Text of statute as originally enacted

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  1. ^ The Companies Act 1948, section 462(2); the date is that on which the Companies Act 1947 came into force, and it was expressly provided that this Act would come into force immediately after those provisions came into force.