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

This table was last updated on 19 December 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 would be delayed to 1 October 2009, subject to certain areas where the Government indicated that it would consult with key stakeholders regarding the implementation timetable. Following such consultation, on 13 December 2007, BERR published what it is hoped will be the final version of the implementation timetable.

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.