On 30 November 2009, the Association of British Insurers published amended guidelines on directors' powers to allot shares and disapply pre-emption rights and on own share purchases. The guidelines have been updated to reflect changes as a result of the implementation of the Companies Act 2006. No substantive changes have been made to the previous versions of these guidelines.

View the ABI guidelines on directors' powers to allot shares and disapply pre-emption rights (4 page pdf).

View the ABI guidelines on own share purchase (1 page pdf).