Many business owners will have heard about the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act and will be aware that a number of changes are to be introduced over the coming months.

The first big round of changes come into effect on 1 October 2015 and include an accelerated strike off process for companies that are being wound up and a revised "consent to act" procedure when new directors are appointed.

More changes are to follow in December.

Further details can be found on the Companies House website or speak to your usual contact at Hedges who will be pleased to assist with any queries you may have.