Finance (No. 2) Bill - continued        House of Commons
Schedule A1, APPLICATION OF TAPER RELIEF - continued

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Interpretation of Schedule
     22. - (1) In this Schedule-
    "51 per cent. subsidiary" (except in paragraph 11 above) has the meaning given by section 838 of the Taxes Act;
    "commercial association of companies" means a company together with such of its associated companies (within the meaning of section 416 of the Taxes Act) as carry on businesses which are of such a nature that the businesses of the company and the associated companies, taken together, may be reasonably considered to make up a single composite undertaking;
    "eligible beneficiary" shall be construed in accordance with paragraphs 7 and 20 above;
    "full-time working officer or employee", in relation to any company, means an individual who-
      (a) is an officer or employee of that company or of that company and one or more other companies with which that company has a relevant connection; and
      (b) is required in that capacity to devote substantially the whole of his time to the service of that company, or to the service of those companies taken together;
    "group of companies" means a company which has one or more 51 per cent. subsidiaries, together with those subsidiaries;
    "holding company" means a company whose business (disregarding any trade carried on by it) consists wholly or mainly of the holding of shares in one or more companies which are its 51 per cent. subsidiaries;
    "office" and "employment" have the same meanings as in the Income Tax Acts;
    "qualifying office or employment", in relation to any time, means an office or employment with a person who was at that time carrying on a trade;
    "qualifying company" shall be construed in accordance with paragraph 6 above;
    "relevant period of ownership" shall be construed in accordance with paragraph 2 above;
    "shares", in relation to a company, includes any securities of that company;
    "trade" means (subject to section 241(3)) anything which-
      (a) is a trade, profession or vocation, within the meaning of the Income Tax Acts; and
      (b) is conducted on a commercial basis and with a view to the realisation of profits;
    "trading company" means a company which is either-
      (a) a company existing wholly for the purpose of carrying on one or more trades; or
      (b) a company that would fall within paragraph (a) above apart from any purposes capable of having no substantial effect on the extent of the company's activities;
    "trading group" means a group of companies the activities of which (if all the activities of the companies in the group are taken together) do not, or not to any substantial extent, include activities carried on otherwise than in the course of, or for the purposes of, a trade; and
    "transaction" includes any agreement, arrangement or understanding, whether or not legally enforceable, and a series of transactions.
      (2) For the purposes of this Schedule one company has a relevant connection with another company at any time when they are both members of the same group of companies or of the same commercial association of companies.
      (3) References in this Schedule to the acquisition of an asset that was provided, rather than acquired, by the person disposing of it are references to its provision.
      (4) References in this Schedule, in relation to a part disposal, to the asset disposed of are references to the asset of which there is a part disposal."
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