Because of Covid-19 lockdown, the UK government passed emergency legislation in 2020 to allow companies to hold virtual general meetings and vote electronically.
The Annual General Meeting is required by law within a certain time frame, and the Memorandum of a particular "Company Limited By Guarantee" states that it must be held in January.
At the meeting which should have taken place in January 2021 the positions of company officers were due for election or re-election (every 3rd year), and it is those same officers who are refusing to hold the AGM, by using tactics such as
we aren't allowed to hold a meeting
we were not due for an election
there will be an AGM next year
it is expensive
the committee has voted to cancel it
What can members of this company do to force the officers to hold a zoom meeting? Can they take the matter out the hands of the committee and organise a lawful General Meeting that complies with the Memorandum?