Define: Written Resolution

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Definition: Written Resolution


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Under the Companies Act 2006 a written resolution refers to a resolution signed by a majority of company members and treated as effective despite not being passed at a properly convened company meeting.

A special resolution requires the approval of 75% of company members  in order to become effective.

Private companies can, in most circumstances, pass resolutions in this manner; however other types of companies may have the power to do so if stated it’s stated within their Articles of Association.

Previous legislation required a written resolution to obtain the signature of all company members.


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