Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018

Amendment of section 380 of Principal Act

11. Section 380 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in subsection (5), in paragraph (iii), by the substitution of “the relevant provisions (within the meaning of section 900)” for “the 2016 Audits Regulations”, and

(b) by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (5):

“(6) A contractual clause which has the effect of restricting the choice by the general meeting of shareholders or members of a company pursuant to this Part to certain categories or lists of statutory auditors as regards the appointment of a particular statutory auditor to carry out the statutory audit of that company shall be prohibited and shall be void.”.