Companies: Prosecutions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Nigel Mills Nigel Mills Conservative, Amber Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many prosecutions there were for failure to comply with with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006 and associated legislation and regulation in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15, (d) 2015-16 and (e) 2016-17; and what the outcome of each of those prosecutions was.

Photo of Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The table below shows the number of prosecutions for failure to comply with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006 and associated legislation for the periods in question and the outcome of each of those prosecutions.

Number of Prosecutions For UK

Period

Number of Charges Laid in Court

Convictions

Charges Withdrawn

Adjourned to Later date

2012-2013

5,662

2,767

1,674

716

2013-2014

5,658

2,896

1,874

594

2014-2015

6,704

3,360

2,261

761

2015-2016

6,815

3,456

2,145

1,093

2016-2017

6,459

3,182

2,282

972

Charges that are withdrawn are generally because the company has brought its public record up to date prior to the hearing.

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