The new interim period commencing on 1/1/2021 until 9/6/2021 under Section 4 of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions (Covid-19) Act has made amendments to the following sections of the Act;

· Sections 3 to 9;
· Section 11;
· Sections 13 to 16, and
· Sections 18 to 25.

In this case to Section 6 which is included as S.174A CA2014, which notes an AGM will be held on time if now held during the interim period (the new interim period from 1/1/2021 to 9/6/2021). However it is important to note that this extension does not apply to 2020 annual general meetings which should have been held by 31/12/2020. 2021 AGMs now have the breathing room to host their AGMs by virtual or partially virtual means if they wish up until 9/6/2021.