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The Company Share

Legal Regulation and Public Policy

David Milman

In this accessible and insightful book David Milman examines the phenomenon of the company share in an holistic way, tracing the origins of the share and describing the diversity present within the family of shares. Using a comparative approach, key chapters consider the circumstances under which shares are acquired, the property law perspective relevant to shares and the rights and obligations of those who hold shares. The book concludes with some speculation on how the share might evolve in the future in the light of technological change and the development of other capital raising investments.
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Appendix I: Companies House UK statistics (extract only)

David Milman

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The register consists of all corporate bodies, including, for example, LLPs and overseas companies. The data below needs to be viewed in that light.

Number of companies registered in UK for 2016/17:

–  Private = 3,737,487 (92.8% of all corporate bodies)

–  Public = 6939 (0.2% of all corporate bodies).

Average age of a company = 8.3 years.

Overseas companies registered in UK = 11,291.

[Source: Companies House Registration Activities 2016/17.]

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