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What is a holding company?

A holding company, sometimes known as a parent company, is a very specific type of business that usually conducts no activity other than owning (‘holding’) shares in other companies, managing other businesses, and receiving dividends from subsidiaries. Section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006 states that: A company is the “subsidiary” of another company, its “holding…

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