What are the Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008?

The Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008 (SI No. 3229)

Where model articles are adopted in their entirety, they don’t need to be registered with Companies House.

Where a company adopts amended model articles or bespoke articles, the model articles will automatically be applied to plug any gaps in these articles if a company hasn’t made provision for a given set of circumstances for which there’s a rule in the model articles. The rule in the model articles will apply by default unless the company’s articles make it clear that the default rules shouldn’t apply.  If a company doesn’t rely entirely on the model articles, it must register its articles with the Registrar of Companies when it’s formed.

You can find more information on the model articles here(Opens new window).