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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 22nd May 2008

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Finance Bill


 

(Except Clauses 3, 5, 6, 15, 21, 49, 90 and 117


 

and new Clauses amending section 74 of the Finance Act 2003)


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the

 

Committee [6th May].

 


 

Jane Kennedy

 

126

 

Schedule  20,  page  264,  line  36,  leave out paragraph (a).

 


 

Mr Phillip Hammond

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Justine Greening

 

133

 

Clause  54,  page  27,  leave out lines 14 to 16 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

a transaction or arrangement entered into on or after 12th March 2008, or

 

(b)    

an asset acquired on or after 12th March 2008,

 


 

but does not relate to an asset acquired on or after that date pursuant to a

 

pre-commencement contract (see subsection (5)).

 

(5)    

For the purposes of subsection (4) a contract is a “pre-commencement contract”

 

if—

 

(a)    

the contract is a contract in writing made before 12th March 2008;

 

(b)    

no terms remain to be agreed on or after that date;


 
 

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(c)    

under the terms of the contract the acquisition of the asset on or after that

 

date had already become obligatory on that date; and

 

(d)    

the contract is not varied in a significant way on or after that date.’.

 


 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Dr John Pugh

 

132

 

Clause  55,  page  27,  line  31,  leave out subsection (4).

 

Mr Phillip Hammond

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Justine Greening

 

134

 

Clause  55,  page  27,  line  31,  leave out ‘are treated as always having had effect’ and

 

insert ‘shall have effect from 6th April 2008’.

 

Mr Phillip Hammond

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Justine Greening

 

135

 

Clause  55,  page  27,  line  33,  leave out subsections (5) and (6).

 


 

Mr Phillip Hammond

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Justine Greening

 

136

 

Schedule  21,  page  274,  line  22,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(c)    

the trade is carried on with the intention of generating a loss for tax

 

avoidance purposes.’.

 


 

Mr Phillip Hammond

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Justine Greening

 

137

 

Schedule  22,  page  279,  line  21,  leave out from ‘(1A)’ to ‘when’ and insert ‘Any

 

credits or debits relating to any amount which would otherwise fall’.


 
 

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Mr Phillip Hammond

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Justine Greening

 

138

 

Schedule  22,  page  279,  line  26,  after ‘advantage’, insert ‘as a result of that amount

 

being treated as a distribution’.

 

Jane Kennedy

 

127

 

Schedule  22,  page  279,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘Disposals for consideration not recognised by accounting practice

 

3A  (1)  

In Schedule 9 to FA 1996 (loan relationships: special computational

 

provisions), after paragraph 11A insert—

 

“Disposals for consideration not fully recognised by accounting practice

 

11B(1)  

This paragraph applies where in any accounting period (“the

 

relevant accounting period”) a company, with the relevant

 

avoidance intention, disposes of rights under a creditor relationship

 

(in whole or in part) for consideration which—

 

(a)    

is not wholly in the form of money or a debt that falls to be

 

settled by the payment of money, and

 

(b)    

is not fully recognised.

 

      (2)  

The relevant avoidance intention is the intention of eliminating or

 

reducing the credits to be brought into account for the purposes of

 

this Chapter.

 

      (3)  

Consideration is not fully recognised if, as a result of the application

 

of generally accepted accounting practice, the full amount or value

 

of the consideration is not recognised in determining the company’s

 

profit or loss for the relevant accounting period or any other

 

accounting period.

 

      (4)  

In determining the credits to be brought into account by the

 

company for the period for the purposes of this Chapter, it is to be

 

assumed that the whole of the consideration is recognised in

 

determining the company’s profit or loss for the relevant

 

accounting period.

 

      (5)  

But this paragraph does not apply if paragraph 1(2) of Schedule

 

28AA to the Taxes Act 1988 (provision not at arm’s length)

 

operates in relation to the disposal so as to increase the tax liability

 

of the company.”

 

      (2)  

In Schedule 26 to FA 2002 (derivative contracts), after paragraph 27 insert—

 

“Disposals for consideration not fully recognised by accounting practice

 

27A(1)  

This paragraph applies where in any accounting period (“the

 

relevant accounting period”) a company, with the relevant

 

avoidance intention, disposes of rights or liabilities under a

 

derivative contract (in whole or in part) for consideration which—

 

(a)    

is not wholly in the form of money or a debt that falls to be

 

settled by the payment of money, and


 
 

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(b)    

is not fully recognised.

 

      (2)  

The relevant avoidance intention is the intention of eliminating or

 

reducing the credits to be brought into account for the purposes of

 

this Schedule.

 

      (3)  

Consideration is not fully recognised if, as a result of the application

 

of generally accepted accounting practice, the full amount or value

 

of the consideration is not recognised in determining the company’s

 

profit or loss for the relevant accounting period or any other

 

accounting period.

 

      (4)  

In determining the credits to be brought into account by the

 

company for the period for the purposes of this Schedule, it is to be

 

assumed that the whole of the consideration is recognised in

 

determining the company’s profit or loss for the relevant

 

accounting period.

 

      (5)  

But this paragraph does not apply if paragraph 1(2) of Schedule

 

28AA to the Taxes Act 1988 (provision not at arm’s length)

 

operates in relation to the disposal so as to increase the tax liability

 

of the company.”

 

      (3)  

The amendments made by this paragraph have effect in relation to disposals on

 

or after 16 May 2008.’.

 

Jane Kennedy

 

128

 

Schedule  22,  page  279,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘Avoidance relying on continuity of treatment provisions

 

3B  (1)  

In paragraph 12 of Schedule 9 to FA 1996 (loan relationships: continuity of

 

treatment), after sub-paragraph (2C) insert—

 

“(2D)  

This paragraph does not apply where—

 

(a)    

the transferor company is party to arrangements in

 

accordance with which there is likely to be a transfer of

 

rights or liabilities under the loan relationship by the

 

transferee company to another person in circumstances in

 

which this paragraph would not apply, and

 

(b)    

the purpose, or one of the main purposes, of the

 

arrangements is to secure a tax advantage for the transferor

 

company or a person connected with it.

 

    (2E)  

In sub-paragraph (2D) above—

 

(a)    

“arrangements” includes any agreement, understanding,

 

scheme, transaction or series of transactions,

 

(b)    

“tax advantage” has the meaning given by section 840ZA

 

of the Taxes Act 1988, and

 

(c)    

“transfer” includes any arrangement which equates in

 

substance to a transfer (including an acquisition or

 

disposal, or increase or decrease, in a share of the profits or

 

assets of a partnership);

 

            

and section 839 of the Taxes Act 1988 (connected persons) applies

 

for the purposes of that sub-paragraph.


 
 

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    (2F)  

This paragraph does not apply in relation to a disposal if paragraph

 

11B above applies in relation to it.”

 

      (2)  

In paragraph 28 of Schedule 26 to FA 2002 (derivative contracts: continuity of

 

treatment), after sub-paragraph (3ZA) insert—

 

 “(3ZB)  

This paragraph does not apply where—

 

(a)    

the transferor company is party to arrangements in

 

accordance with which there is likely to be a transfer of

 

rights or liabilities under the derivative contract by the

 

transferee company to another person in circumstances in

 

which this paragraph would not apply, and

 

(b)    

the purpose, or one of the main purposes, of the

 

arrangements is to secure a tax advantage for the transferor

 

company or a person connected with it.

 

  (3ZC)  

In sub-paragraph (3ZB) above—

 

(a)    

“arrangements” includes any agreement, understanding,

 

scheme, transaction or series of transactions,

 

(b)    

“tax advantage” has the meaning given by section 840ZA

 

of the Taxes Act 1988, and

 

(c)    

“transfer” includes any arrangement which equates in

 

substance to a transfer (including an acquisition or

 

disposal, or increase or decrease, in a share of the profits or

 

assets of a partnership);

 

            

and section 839 of the Taxes Act 1988 (connected persons) applies

 

for the purposes of that sub-paragraph.

 

  (3ZD)  

This paragraph does not apply in relation to a disposal if paragraph

 

27A applies in relation to it.”

 

      (3)  

The amendments made by this paragraph have effect in relation to transactions

 

taking place, or a series of transactions of which the first takes place, on or after

 

16 May 2008.’.

 

Mr Phillip Hammond

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Justine Greening

 

139

 

Schedule  22,  page  280,  line  7,  at end insert ‘to the extent that such debits exceed

 

the aggregate amount of credits brought into account under this Chapter in that or any

 

previous accounting period in respect of that share’.

 

Mr Phillip Hammond

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Justine Greening

 

140

 

Schedule  22,  page  280,  leave out line 8.

 

Mr Phillip Hammond

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Justine Greening

 

141

 

Schedule  22,  page  280,  line  13,  at end insert ‘to the extent that such debits exceed


 
 

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the aggregate amount of credits brought into account under this Chapter in that or any

 

previous accounting period in respect of that share.’.

 

Mr Phillip Hammond

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Justine Greening

 

142

 

Schedule  22,  page  280,  leave out line 14.

 

Jane Kennedy

 

129

 

Schedule  22,  page  280,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘Non-qualifying shares

 

10A(1)  

In section 91B(5)(a) of FA 1996 (debits and credits to be brought into account

 

where Condition 3 in section 91E is satisfied), omit “by the investing

 

company”.

 

      (2)  

The repeal made by sub-paragraph (1) has effect in relation to credits and

 

debits relating to any time on or after 16 May 2008.’.

 

Jane Kennedy

 

130

 

Schedule  22,  page  280,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘Income producing assets

 

10B(1)  

In section 91C(3) of FA 1996 (assets which are income producing), for

 

paragraph (c) substitute—

 

“(c)    

any share as respects which the condition in section 91D(1)(b)

 

below is satisfied;”.

 

      (2)  

The amendment made by sub-paragraph (1) has effect in relation to times on

 

or after 16 May 2008.’.

 

Jane Kennedy

 

131

 

Schedule  22,  page  284,  line  28,  after ‘Accordingly’, insert—

 

‘(a)    

in section 91A(7)(a) of FA 1996, omit “(see section 103(3A))”, and

 

(b)    

’.

 

Mr Phillip Hammond

 

Mr Mark Hoban

 

Mr David Gauke

 

Justine Greening

 

143

 

Schedule  22,  page  284,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In section 91A(7) FA 1996 omit the words ‘(see section 103(3A)).’.

 



 
 

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Jane Kennedy

 

119

 

Clause  61,  page  30,  line  26,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

‘(b)    

any income which accrues during that period to a partnership of which

 

the company is a partner, apportioned between the company and the other

 

partners on a just and reasonable basis.’.

 

Jane Kennedy

 

120

 

Clause  61,  page  30,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(4D)  

In sub-paragraph (4B)(b), “partnership” includes an entity established under

 

the law of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom of a similar

 

character to a partnership; and “partner” is to be read accordingly.”’.

 

Jane Kennedy

 

121

 

Clause  61,  page  30,  line  42,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

‘(b)    

any income which accrues during that period to a partnership of which

 

the company is a partner, apportioned between the company and the other

 

partners on a just and reasonable basis.’.

 

Jane Kennedy

 

122

 

Clause  61,  page  30,  line  48,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(5E)  

In sub-paragraph (5C)(b), “partnership” includes an entity established under

 

the law of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom of a similar

 

character to a partnership; and “partner” is to be read accordingly.”’.

 


 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Dr John Pugh

 

47

 

Clause  22,  page  12,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(1C)    

Subsection (1) does not apply to an individual who is enrolled in a higher

 

education institution in the United Kingdom.’.

 


 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Dr John Pugh

 

49

 

Schedule  7,  page  151,  line  30,  leave out ‘£2,000’ and insert ‘£5,435’.


 
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