Companies (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

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Published: 1995-08-04

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1995 No. 312

COMPANIES
Companies (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

Made
4th August 1995

To be laid before Parliament under paragraph 3(3) of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 1974

Coming into operation
2nd October 1995

The Department of Economic Development, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 657(1)(a) of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(1) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Companies (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 and shall come into operation on 2nd October 1995.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations “the Order” means the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and any reference to a numbered Article or Schedule is to an Article of, or a Schedule to, that Order.

Fees

3.  Subject to regulation 4 the fees specified in the second column of the Schedule shall be payable to the registrar in respect of the matters mentioned in the first column of the Schedule.

4.—(1) The fees specified in entries 1, 2 and 8 of the Schedule shall apply to any registration or re-registration in respect of which every document necessary for the registrar to effect such an act is delivered to the registrar on or after 2nd October 1995.

(2) The fees specified in entries 5 and 6 of the Schedule shall apply in respect of any certified copy of, or extract from, any record the request for which was made on or after 2nd October 1995.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Economic Development on 4th August 1995.

L.S.
A. L. Brown
Assistant Secretary

Regulations 3 and 4

SCHEDULEFees to be paid to the registrar

Matter in respect of which fees are payable
Amount of Fee

£

1.

For registration of a company on its formation under the Order or in pursuance of Chapter II of Part XXII of the Order and for the re-registration of a company under the Order


35.00

2.
For registration of particulars required by Article 641 (2)or paragraph 1 of Schedule 20A(3) in respect of the establishment of a place of business or a branch of a Part XXIII company

35.00

3.
For entering on the register the name of a company assumed by virtue of a special resolution under Article 38

40.00

4.
For registration of an annual return, or of copies of accounts and reports delivered under Chapter II of Part XXIII of the Order(4) (other than at the same time as the registration of a branch under paragraph 1 of Schedule 20A)

20.00

5.
For a certified copy of, or extract from, any record kept by the registrar for the purposes of the Companies Orders

1.00

6.
and for each page of a certified copy or extract from such a record

0.40

7.
For a certificate of the incorporation of a company (supplied otherwise than on the incorporation of the company):

(a)for the first certificate supplied on any one occasion


3.50

(b)for each additional certificate supplied on the same occasion


2.50

8.
For registration of a charge in pursuance of Part XIII of the Order

25.00

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)
These Regulations replace in part the Companies (Consolidation of Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987, S.R. 1987 No. 258, (“the 1987 Regulations”) which are revoked with savings in the Companies (Inspectors' Reports and Records Inspection) (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 S.R. 1995 No. 313. They restate some of the fees prescribed in the 1987 Regulations, alter the level of other fees prescribed in those Regulations and introduce some new fees.
The fee for the registration of a company on its formation, or in pursuance of Chapter II of Part XXII of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (“the Order”) is reduced from £50 to £35 (paragraph 1 of the Schedule).
The fee for re-registration of a limited company as unlimited, or for re-registration of a public company as private is increased from £5 to £35 (paragraph 1 of the Schedule).
The fee for re-registration of a private company as a public company or for re-registration of an unlimited company as a limited company is reduced from £50 to £35 (paragraph 1 of the Schedule).
A new fee of £35 for registering particulars in respect of the establishment of a place of business or a branch of a Part XXIII company is introduced (paragraph 2 of the Schedule).
The fee for entering on the register the name of a company assumed by virtue of a special resolution under Article 38 of the Order remains unchanged at £40 (paragraph 3 of the Schedule).
The fee for the registration of an annual return or of copies of accounts and reports delivered under Chapter II of Part XXIII of the Order remains unchanged at £20 (paragraph 4 of the Schedule).
The fee for certifying a copy of any record kept by the registrar is maintained at £1, however the price for each page so certified is increased from 30p per sheet to 40p per sheet (paragraphs 5 and 6 of the Schedule).
The fee for a certified extract from any record kept by the registrar which was £3.50 for the first extract and £2.50 for each subsequent extract is reduced to a single fee of £1.00 for each extract. A fee of 40p is prescribed for each page of a certified extract (paragraphs 5 and 6 of the Schedule).
The fee for supplying a copy of the certificate of incorporation of a company (otherwise than on the incorporation of the company to which it relates) remains unchanged at £3.50 for the first such certificate supplied on any one occasion and at £2.50 for any subsequent certificate supplied on the same occasion (paragraph 7 of the Schedule).
A new fee of £25 is prescribed in respect of registration of a charge under Part XIII of the Order (paragraph 8 of the Schedule).
Regulation 4 of these Regulations and regulation 4 of the Companies (Inspectors' Reports and Records Inspection) (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 contain transitional provisions.


(1)
S.I. 1986/1032 (N.I. 6); see Article 2(3) for the definition of “the Department”; Article 657(1)(a) was amended by Article 61(2) of the Companies (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990, S.I. 1990/1504 (N.I. 10)

(2)
Article 641 was amended by paragraph 6 of Schedule 5 to the Companies (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

(3)
Schedule 20A was inserted by regulation 3(1) of and paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the Part XXIII Companies and Credit and Financial Institutions (Branch Disclosure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993 (S.R. 1993 No. 198)

(4)
Chapter II of Part XXIII was substituted by paragraph 18 of Schedule 10 to the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 (S.I. 1990/593 (N.I. 5)), and was subsequently amended by regulations 2 and 3(1) of, and Schedule 1 and paragraphs 14 to 17 of Schedule 2 to, the Part XXIII Companies and Credit and Financial Institutions (Branch Disclosure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993
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