“a single company law regime applying to the whole of the United Kingdom”

More of an aside than anything else but, whilst digging around in the background for this previous post, I came across this interesting nugget of information.

When the Companies Act 2006 is fully commenced in October 2009 it will provide for a single company law regime applying to the whole of the United Kingdom. Companies will be UK companies rather than GB or Northern Ireland companies, and the same legislation will apply to all.