Legally a company has been permitted to ‘go paperless’ in its communications with shareholder/members since the year 2000 (Companies Act 1985 (Electronic Communications) Order 2000) and the majority of the larger companies have been doing so to some extent for some time, with varying degrees of success, explains Jennifer Adams.
Should your company or a clients’ company wish to communicate company matters electronically with shareholders you can’t just email an attachment - there are some legal considerations. This article details those legalities dependent upon the method of communication and also gives suggestions for setting up an electronic communications strategy.
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Jennifer Adams is Consulting Editor of AccountingWEB and is a professional business author specialising in corporate governance and taxation. She runs her own accounting and consultancy business with offices based in Surrey and Dorset.