The Companies Act: the longest piece of legislation ever – The Times

Posted September 26th, 2007 in company law, news by sally

“The Government’s aim is to simplify company law and make it easier to understand, especially for small businesses – yet it is the longest piece of legislation passed by Parliament since it was established by Oliver Cromwell in the 17th century. Eight years in the making, the Act runs to 1,300 sections and 701 pages.”

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The Times, 25th September 2007