The following table is intended to provide guidance on the commencement timetable for the Companies Act 2006.

This table was last updated on 30 November 2007. Whilst it cannot be considered definitive, the table has been compiled based upon the Companies Act 2006 Table of Commencement Dates produced by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the first, second, third and fourth Companies Act 2006 commencement orders. Future commencement dates may be subject to change.

It should be noted that on 7 November 2007 BERR announced that the implementation of those provisions of the Companies Act 2006 previously timetabled for implementation on 1 October 2008 will be delayed to 1 October 2009. However, the Government is going to consult with key stakeholders regarding the implementation of certain provisions in order to establish whether they can, in fact, be implemented on 1 October 2008 as previously planned (such provisions are marked "subject to consultation" in the Commencement Date column of the table).

Those commencement dates indicated with an asterix (*) are taken from the commencement orders rather than the guidance commencement timetable produced by BERR. The orange highlighting indicates those provisions which are already in force.