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Schedule 1 — Minor and consequential amendments
Part 1 — Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988

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“576G   

The gross assets requirement

(1)   

The gross assets requirement in the case of a single company is that

the value of the company’s gross assets—

(a)   

must not exceed £7 million immediately before the shares in

respect of which the relief is claimed under this Chapter are

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issued, and

(b)   

must not exceed £8 million immediately afterwards.

(2)   

The gross assets requirement in the case of a parent company is that

the value of the group assets—

(a)   

must not exceed £7 million immediately before the shares in

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respect of which the relief is claimed under this Chapter are

issued, and

(b)   

must not exceed £8 million immediately afterwards.

(3)   

The value of the group assets means the aggregate of the values of

the gross assets of each of the members of the group, disregarding

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any that consist in rights against, or shares in or securities of, another

member of the group.

(4)   

In this section—

“group” means a parent company and its qualifying

subsidiaries,

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“parent company” means a company that has one or more

qualifying subsidiaries,

“qualifying subsidiary” is to be read in accordance with section

191 of ITA 2007, and

“single company” means a company that does not have one or

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more qualifying subsidiaries.”

127        

After section 576G insert—

“576H   

The unquoted status requirement

(1)   

The unquoted status requirement is that, at the time (“the relevant

time”) at which the shares in respect of which the relief is claimed

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under this Chapter are issued—

(a)   

the company must be an unquoted company,

(b)   

there must be no arrangements in existence for the company

to cease to be an unquoted company, and

(c)   

there must be no arrangements in existence for the company

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to become a subsidiary of another company (“the new

company”) by virtue of an exchange of shares, or shares and

securities, if—

(i)   

section 576J applies in relation to the exchange, and

(ii)   

arrangements have been made with a view to the new

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company ceasing to be an unquoted company.

(2)   

The arrangements referred to in subsection (1)(b) and (c)(ii) do not

include arrangements in consequence of which any shares, stocks,

debentures or other securities of the company or the new company

are at any subsequent time—

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(a)   

listed on a stock exchange that is a recognised stock exchange

by virtue of an order made under section 939 of ITA 2007, or

 

 

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(b)   

listed on an exchange, or dealt in by any means, designated

by an order made for the purposes of section 184(3)(b) or (c)

of that Act,

   

if the order was made after the relevant time.

(3)   

In this section—

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“arrangements” includes any scheme, agreement or

understanding, whether or not legally enforceable,

“debenture” has the meaning given by section 744 of the

Companies Act 1985,

“unquoted company” has the meaning given by section 184(2)

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of ITA 2007.”

128        

After section 576H insert—

“576I   

Power to amend requirements by Treasury order

The Treasury may by order make such amendments of sections 576B

to 576H as they consider appropriate.”

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129        

After section 576I insert—

“Qualifying trading companies: supplementary provisions

576J    

Relief after an exchange of shares for shares in another company

(1)   

This section and section 576K apply in relation to shares if—

(a)   

a company (“the new company”) in which the only issued

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shares are subscriber shares acquires all the shares (“old

shares”) in another company (“the old company”),

(b)   

the consideration for the old shares consists wholly of the

issue of shares (“new shares”) in the new company,

(c)   

the consideration for the new shares of each description

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consists wholly of old shares of the corresponding

description,

(d)   

new shares of each description are issued to the holders of old

shares of the corresponding description in respect of and in

proportion to their holdings, and

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(e)   

by virtue of section 127 of the 1992 Act as applied by section

135(3) of that Act (company reconstructions etc), the

exchange of shares is not to be treated as involving a disposal

of the old shares or an acquisition of the new shares.

   

In this subsection references to shares, except the first and that in the

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expression “subscriber shares”, include securities.

(2)   

For the purposes of this Chapter the exchange of shares is not

regarded as involving any disposal of the old shares or any

acquisition of the new shares.

(3)   

Nothing in section 576D (the control and independence requirement)

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applies in relation to such an exchange of shares, or shares and

securities, as is mentioned in subsection (1), or arrangements with a

view to such an exchange.

(4)   

For the purposes of this section old shares and new shares are of a

corresponding description if, on the assumption that they were

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shares in the same company, they would be of the same class and

carry the same rights.

(5)   

References in section 576K to “old shares”, “new shares”, “the old

company” and “the new company” are to be read in accordance with

this section.”

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130        

After section 576J insert—

“576K   

Substitution of new shares for old shares

(1)   

Subsection (2) applies if, in the case of any new shares held by a

company or by a nominee for a company, the old shares for which

they were exchanged were shares that had been subscribed for by the

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company (“the investor”).

(2)   

This Chapter has effect as if—

(a)   

the new shares had been subscribed for by the investor at the

time when, and for the amount for which, the old shares were

subscribed for by the investor,

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(b)   

the new shares had been issued by the new company at the

time when the old shares were issued to the investor by the

old company, and

(c)   

any requirements of this Chapter which were met at any time

before the exchange by the old company had been met at that

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time by the new company.

(3)   

Section 573(6) applies for the purposes of this section.”

131        

After section 576K insert—

“Supplemental

576L    

Interpretation of Chapter

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(1)   

In this Chapter (subject to subsections (2) to (5))—

“excluded company” means a company which—

(a)   

has a trade which consists wholly or mainly of

dealing in land, in commodities or futures or in

shares, securities or other financial instruments,

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(b)   

has a trade which is not carried on on a commercial

basis and in such a way that profits in the trade can

reasonably be expected to be realised,

(c)   

is a holding company of a group other than a trading

group, or

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(d)   

is a building society or a registered industrial and

provident society,

“group” (except in sections 576B and 576G) means a company

which has one or more 51% subsidiaries together with that or

those subsidiaries,

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“holding company” means a company whose business consists

wholly or mainly in the holding of shares or securities of

companies which are its 51% subsidiaries,

“investment company” has the meaning given by section 130

except that it does not include the holding company of a

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trading group,

 

 

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“registered industrial and provident society” means a society

registered or treated as registered under the Industrial and

Provident Societies Act 1965 or the Industrial and Provident

Societies Act (Northern Ireland) Act 1969,

“shares”—

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(a)   

includes stock, but

(b)   

does not include shares or stock not forming part of a

company’s ordinary share capital,

“trading company” means a company other than an excluded

company which is—

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(a)   

a company whose business consists wholly or mainly

of the carrying on of a trade or trades, or

(b)   

the holding company of a trading group, and

“trading group” means a group the business of whose

members, when taken together, consists wholly or mainly in

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the carrying on of a trade or trades.

(2)   

Except as provided by subsection (3), paragraph (b) of the definition

of “shares” in subsection (1) does not apply in the definition of

“excluded company” in subsection (1) or in section 576J(1) to (4).

(3)   

Paragraph (b) of that definition applies in relation to the first

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reference to “shares” in section 576J(1).

(4)   

The definition of “shares” in subsection (1) does not apply in sections

576B(5)(a), 576G(3) and 576H(1)(c) and (2).

(5)   

For the purposes of the definition of “trading group” in subsection

(1), any trade carried on by a subsidiary which is an excluded

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company is treated as not constituting a trade.”

132        

Omit section 581A (interest on foreign currency securities etc).

133   (1)  

Amend section 582 (funding bonds issued in respect of interest on certain

debts) as follows.

      (2)  

In subsection (1)(b) omit the words from “or section” to “income tax

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purposes)”.

      (3)  

For subsections (2) and (2A) substitute—

“(2)   

Subsection (2A) applies if an issue of funding bonds is treated as a

payment of interest as mentioned in subsection (1)(a) and—

(a)   

the person by or through whom the bonds are issued is

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required to retain bonds under section 872(2) of ITA 2007, but

(b)   

it is impracticable for the person to do so.

(2A)   

In that case, tax in respect of the amount of interest treated by virtue

of subsection (1)(a) as having been paid by the issue of the bonds

shall be charged under Case VI of Schedule D for the chargeable

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period in which the bonds are issued on the persons receiving or

entitled to the bonds.”

134        

Omit section 582A (designated international organisations: miscellaneous

exemptions).

135        

Omit section 587A (new issues of securities: extra return).

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136   (1)  

Amend section 587B (gifts of shares, securities and real property to charities

etc) as follows.

      (2)  

In subsection (1)—

(a)   

for “Subsections (2) and (3) below apply” substitute “Subsection (2)

below applies”, and

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(b)   

for “an individual, or a company which is not itself a charity,”

substitute “a company which is not itself a charity”.

      (3)  

In subsection (2)—

(a)   

omit paragraph (a)(i),

(b)   

in paragraph (a)(ii) omit “in the case of a disposal by a company,”,

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(c)   

in paragraph (b) omit the words from “of this Act” to the end, and

(d)   

omit the words from “but paragraph (a)(i)” to the end.

      (4)  

Omit subsection (3).

      (5)  

In subsection (5)—

(a)   

for “the person” substitute “the company”, and

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(b)   

for “him” substitute “it”.

      (6)  

In subsection (6) for “person” substitute “company”.

      (7)  

In subsection (7)(a) for “person” substitute “company”.

      (8)  

In subsection (8)(a) for “subsections (2) and (3)” substitute “subsection (2)”.

      (9)  

In subsection (8B)(a)—

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(a)   

for “the person” substitute “the company”, and

(b)   

for “him” substitute “it”.

     (10)  

In subsection (9)—

(a)   

for the definitions of “authorised unit trust” and “open-ended

investment company” substitute—

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““authorised unit trust” has the meaning given by

section 468;”,

(b)   

in the definition of “charity” for “each of the bodies mentioned in

section 507(1);” substitute “—

(a)   

the Trustees of the National Heritage

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Memorial Fund;

(b)   

the Historic Buildings and Monuments

Commission for England; and

(c)   

the National Endowment for Science,

Technology and the Arts;”,

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(c)   

in the definition of “the incidental costs of making the disposal to the

person making it” for “person” substitute “company”, and

(d)   

after the definition of “offshore fund” insert—

““open-ended investment company” is to be read in

accordance with section 468A(2) to (4);”.

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     (11)  

In subsection (9B)—

(a)   

for “person”, in both places where it occurs, substitute “company”,

and

(b)   

for “his”, in both places where it occurs, substitute “its”.

 

 

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     (12)  

In subsection (9C)—

(a)   

for “a person, who” substitute “a company, which”, and

(b)   

for “the person” substitute “the company”.

     (13)  

In subsection (12) for “section 587C” substitute “sections 587BA and 587C”.

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After section 587B insert—

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“587BA  

Qualifying interests in land held jointly

(1)   

This section applies for the purposes of section 587B where a

qualifying investment is a qualifying interest in land.

(2)   

Where two or more persons (“the owners”)—

(a)   

are jointly beneficially entitled to the qualifying interest in

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land, or

(b)   

are, taken together, beneficially entitled in common to the

qualifying interest in land,

   

relief under section 587B is available if at least one of the owners is a

qualifying company and all the owners dispose of the whole of their

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beneficial interests in the qualifying interest in land to the charity.

(3)   

Subsection (4) applies if one or more of the owners is not a company.

(4)   

For the purpose of determining whether the owners’ beneficial

interests are disposed of as mentioned in subsection (2), section

587B(9B) and (9C) applies as if references to a company included a

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reference to a person who is not a company.

(5)   

Relief under section 587B is available to each of the owners which is

a qualifying company.

(6)   

If one or more of the owners is an individual—

(a)   

the relevant amount is taken to be the relievable amount

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calculated for the purposes of Chapter 3 of Part 8 of ITA 2007,

and

(b)   

the amount of relief under section 587B to be given to a

qualifying company is such share of the relievable amount as

is allocated to the company by the agreement mentioned in

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section 442(5) of ITA 2007.

(7)   

Subsections (8) to (12) apply if none of the owners is an individual.

(8)   

The amount of relief under section 587B to be given to a qualifying

company is such share of the relevant amount as is allocated to the

company by an agreement made between those owners which are

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qualifying companies.

(9)   

Calculate the relevant amount as if—

(a)   

the owners were a single qualifying company, and

(b)   

the disposals of the owners’ beneficial interests were a single

disposal by that single company of the whole of the beneficial

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interest in the qualifying interest in land.

(10)   

In particular, for the purposes of section 587B(7) calculate the

consideration for which the disposal is made by virtue of section

257(2)(a) of the 1992 Act by—

 

 

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(a)   

calculating, for each owner, the consideration for which the

disposal of the owner’s beneficial interest is so made, and

(b)   

adding together all the consideration calculated under

paragraph (a).

(11)   

If one or more of the owners is not a qualifying company, in

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calculating the relevant amount make just and reasonable

adjustments to reduce the relevant amount to reflect the fact that

relief under section 587B is not available to that owner or to those

owners.

(12)   

If one or more of the owners is within paragraph (b) of section

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587B(8), in calculating the relevant amount make just and reasonable

adjustments to reduce the relevant amount to reflect the

requirements of sub-paragraph (ii) of that paragraph.

(13)   

A company is a qualifying company if—

(a)   

it is not itself a charity, and

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(b)   

it is not within section 587B(8)(a).”

138   (1)  

Amend section 587C (supplementary provision for gifts of real property) as

follows.

      (2)  

Omit subsections (2) and (3).

      (3)  

In subsection (4)—

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(a)   

for “person” substitute “company”, and

(b)   

for “he” substitute “it”.

      (4)  

In subsection (6)—

(a)   

for “person (or each of the persons) who made the disposal to the

charity” substitute “following”, and

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(b)   

at the end insert—

“(a)   

in a case to which section 587BA does not apply, the

company which made the disposal, and

(b)   

in a case to which section 587BA applies, each

qualifying company which is an owner.”

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      (5)  

In subsection (8) for the words from “the person” to “of them)” substitute “a

person mentioned in subsection (8A)”.

      (6)  

After that subsection insert—

“(8A)   

The persons are—

(a)   

in a case to which section 587BA does not apply—

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(i)   

the company which made the disposal, or

(ii)   

a person connected with that company, and

(b)   

in a case to which section 587BA applies—

(i)   

a person who is an owner, or

(ii)   

a person connected with such a person.”

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      (7)  

In subsection (10)—

(a)   

omit paragraph (a) and the “and” immediately after it, and

(b)   

in paragraph (b) omit “in the case of a company,”.

 

 

 
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