Companies Act 2006 – Model Articles
The Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008 were made on 16 December 2008. They were amended by the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 from 28 April 2013 to remove the provision for terminating a director's appointment on grounds of mental health (paragraph 18(e) of the model articles for private companies limited by shares or by guarantee; paragraph 22(e) of the model articles for public companies).
The 'new' model articles will apply by default to all private and public limited companies incorporating under the Companies Act 2006 on or after 28 April 2013.
The 'old' model articles continue to apply by default to all companies incorporated between 1 October 2009 and 27 April 2013 (inclusive).
(There is no requirement for any companies with that provision in their articles to remove it; however they may wish to do so by amending their articles or adopting the model articles)
Model Articles are available for the three most common types of company