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      (3)  

For sub-paragraph (9) substitute—

    “(9)  

Paragraph (b) of sub-paragraph (8) above applies if—

(a)   

the relevant day falls on or after 22 March 2006,

(b)   

the plant or machinery was acquired directly or indirectly

from a person who was connected with the company when

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the acquisition took place, and

(c)   

either the acquisition took place on or after 5 December

2005 or the person from whom the plant or machinery was

so acquired was also connected with the company on that

date.”

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Paragraph 13A

3          

After paragraph 13 insert—

       “No qualifying change of ownership where principal company’s interest in

consortium company unchanged

13A   (1)  

This paragraph applies if—

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(a)   

a company (“company A”) is owned by a consortium, and

(b)   

a relevant change in the relationship between company A

and a principal company of company A occurs on any day,

           

but the principal company’s interest in company A remains

unchanged.

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      (2)  

For the purposes of this Schedule, there is no qualifying change of

ownership in relation to company A on that day as a result of that

change in that relationship.

      (3)  

For the purposes of this paragraph the principal company’s

interest in company A remains unchanged if the percentage of the

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ordinary share capital of company A that is beneficially owned

directly or indirectly by the principal company is the same at the

beginning and end of that day.

      (4)  

Section 838(2) and (4) to (10) of ICTA apply for construing sub-

paragraph (3).”

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Paragraph 17

4     (1)  

Paragraph 17 (meaning of “PM” in paragraph 16) is amended as follows.

      (2)  

In sub-paragraph (7)(b), for “acquires any plant or machinery directly or

indirectly from a person who is connected with the company” substitute

“acquired any plant or machinery in circumstances in which this paragraph

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applies”.

      (3)  

For sub-paragraph (8) substitute—

    “(8)  

Paragraph (b) of sub-paragraph (7) above applies if—

(a)   

the relevant day falls on or after 22 March 2006,

(b)   

the plant or machinery was acquired directly or indirectly

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from a person who was connected with the company when

the acquisition took place, and

 
 

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(c)   

either the acquisition took place on or after 5 December

2005 or the person from whom the plant or machinery was

so acquired was also connected with the company on that

date.”

Paragraph 23

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5          

In paragraph 23 (leasing business carried on by company in partnership:

change in company’s interest in business), for sub-paragraph (6)

substitute—

    “(6)  

This paragraph is subject to paragraph 23A and is supplemented

by paragraph 24.”

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Paragraph 23A

6          

After that paragraph insert—

“23A  (1)  

Paragraph 23 does not apply where conditions A, B and C are met.

      (2)  

Condition A is that at the end of the relevant day none of the

companies by which the business was carried on any longer have

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any share in the profits or loss of the business.

      (3)  

Condition B is that, in consequence of what happens on the

relevant day, the disposal value of all of the plant and machinery

which was used for the purposes of the business and in respect of

which capital allowances have been claimed is to be brought into

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account under section 61 of CAA 2001.

      (4)  

Condition C is that the disposal value to be brought into account

in relation to all of the plant or machinery is the price which the

plant or machinery would fetch in the open market on that day.”

Paragraph 32

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7     (1)  

Paragraph 32 (leasing business carried on by a company in partnership:

amount of expense) is amended as follows.

      (2)  

In sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)   

in sub-paragraph (c), for “increases at any time on” substitute “is

greater at the end of that day than at the start of”, and

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(b)   

in sub-paragraph (d), omit “at that time” (in both places).

      (3)  

For sub-paragraph (3) substitute—

    “(3)  

The appropriate percentage is—equation: over[times[char[O],char[C],char[I]],times[char[P],char[C],char[D]]]

           

where—

OCI is the increase in the other company’s percentage share

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in the profits or losses of the business which is wholly

attributable to the change in the partner company’s

interest in the business, and

PCD is the decrease in the partner company’s percentage

share in the profits or losses of the business.”

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Paragraph 39

8     (1)  

Paragraph 39 (relief for expense otherwise giving rise to carried forward

loss) is amended as follows.

      (2)  

In sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)   

in paragraph (c), insert at the end “or a later accounting period,”,

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(b)   

in paragraph (d), after “company” insert “after the accounting period

in which the loss is made”, and

(c)   

in paragraph (e), for “12 months beginning with” substitute “5 years

beginning immediately after”.

      (3)  

In subsection (1A)—

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(a)   

in paragraph (b), for “, and” substitute “or a later accounting

period,”,

(b)   

in paragraph (c), after “company” insert “after the accounting period

in which the loss is made”, and

(c)   

after that paragraph insert “and

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(d)   

the subsequent accounting period starts within the period of

5 years beginning with the day that is the relevant day within

the meaning of paragraph 23(1) and does not start as a result

of paragraph 3 or 33.”

      (4)  

In sub-paragraph (2)—

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(a)   

after “33” insert “or this sub-paragraph”, and

(b)   

for “an expense” substitute “giving rise to an expense of the relevant

amount”.

      (5)  

After that sub-paragraph insert—

   “(2A)  

The relevant amount is the amount of the loss treated as an

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expense increased byequation: cross[over[char[D],num[365.0000000000000000,"365"]],char[R]]

           

where—

D is the number of days in the accounting period in which the

loss is made, and

R is the percentage rate applicable to section 826 of ICTA

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under section 178 of FA 1989.”

      (6)  

In sub-paragraph (3), after “The” insert “amount of the”.

      (7)  

In sub-paragraph (4)—

(a)   

after “33” insert “or this paragraph”, and

(b)   

for “the expense under that paragraph” substitute “that expense”.

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Commencement

9     (1)  

The amendments made by paragraph 8 have effect in relation to losses

incurred in accounting periods ending on or after 22 April 2009.

      (2)  

The other amendments made by this Schedule have effect where the

relevant day is on or after that date.

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Part 1 — Capital allowances

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Schedule 11

Section 30

 

Tax relief for business expenditure on cars and motor cycles

Part 1

Capital allowances

Plant and machinery allowances for cars and motor cycles

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1          

Part 2 of CAA 2001 (plant and machinery allowances) is amended as follows.

2          

In section 38B (general exclusions from AIA qualifying expenditure), in

general exclusion 2, for “81” substitute “268A”.

3          

In section 46(2) (general exclusions from first year allowances), in general

exclusion 2, for “81” substitute “268A”.

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4          

Omit sections 74 to 79 (cars above the cost threshold).

5          

Omit section 81 (extended meaning of “car”) and section 82 (qualifying hire

cars).

6          

In section 84 (cases in which short-life asset treatment is ruled out), in the

Table, in item 3, in the first column, for “81” substitute “268A”.

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7     (1)  

Section 104A (special rate expenditure) is amended as follows.

      (2)  

In subsection (1)—

(a)   

in paragraph (a), after “the” insert “first”,

(b)   

omit “and” at the end of paragraph (c), and

(c)   

insert at the end “, and

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(e)   

expenditure incurred on or after the second relevant

date on the provision of a car that is not a main rate

car.”

      (3)  

In subsection (2), after “The” insert “first”.

      (4)  

After that subsection insert—

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“(3)   

The second relevant date is—

(a)   

for corporation tax purposes, 1 April 2009, and

(b)   

for income tax purposes, 6 April 2009.

(4)   

In this section—

“car” has the meaning given in section 268A;

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“main rate car” has the meaning given in section 104AA.”

8          

After that section insert—

“104AA  

 Meaning of “main rate car”

(1)   

“Main rate car” means—

(a)   

a car that is first registered before 1 March 2001,

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(b)   

a car that has low CO2 emissions, or

(c)   

a car that is electrically-propelled.

 
 

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(2)   

For the purposes of this section a car has low CO2 emissions if it

meets conditions A and B.

(3)   

Condition A is that, when the car is first registered, it is so registered

on the basis of a qualifying emissions certificate.

(4)   

Condition B is that the applicable CO2 emissions figure in relation to

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the car does not exceed 160 grams per kilometre driven.

(5)   

The Treasury may by order amend the amount from time to time

specified in subsection (4).

(6)   

An order under subsection (5) may contain transitional provision

and savings.

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(7)   

In this section—

“applicable CO2 emissions figure” and “qualifying emissions

certificate” have the meanings given in section 268C;

“car” has the meaning given in section 268A;

“electrically-propelled” has the meaning given in section 268B.”

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9          

After section 104E insert—

“104F   

 Special rate cars: discontinued activity continued by relevant

company

(1)   

This section applies if—

(a)   

a company (“the taxpayer”) has incurred special rate

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expenditure within section 104A(1)(e) (expenditure on a car

other than a main rate car) to which section 104C applies

(allocation to special rate pool),

(b)   

the qualifying activity carried on by the taxpayer is

permanently discontinued, and

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(c)   

conditions A, B and C are met.

(2)   

Condition A is that the qualifying activity carried on by the taxpayer

consisted of or included (other than incidentally) making cars

available to other persons.

(3)   

Condition B is that, at any time in the 6 months after the taxpayer’s

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qualifying activity is permanently discontinued, the qualifying

activity of a group relief company consists of or includes (other than

incidentally) making cars available to other persons.

(4)   

Condition C is that the balancing allowance (“SBA”) to which the

taxpayer would be entitled (but for this section) in respect of the

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special rate pool is greater than—equation: plus[times[char[B],char[C]],minus[times[char[O],char[B],char[A]]]]

   

where—

BC is the total of the balancing charges (if any) to which the

taxpayer is liable for the final chargeable period in respect of

any pool, and

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OBA is the total of the balancing allowances to which the

taxpayer is entitled for that period in respect of any pool

other than the special rate pool.

   

For the purposes of this section, if BC — OBA is a negative amount,

it is to be treated as if it were nil.

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(5)   

The balancing allowance to which the taxpayer is entitled in respect

of the special rate pool is reduced to an amount equal to BC — OBA.

(6)   

The relevant company is to be treated as having incurred qualifying

expenditure within section 104A(1)(e) (“notional expenditure”),

whether or not the relevant company owns cars previously owned

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by the taxpayer.

(7)   

The amount of the notional expenditure is an amount equal to the

amount by which SBA exceeds BC — OBA.

(8)   

The relevant company is to be treated as having incurred the

notional expenditure on the day after the end of the taxpayer’s final

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chargeable period.

(9)   

If part of the chargeable period in which the relevant company is

treated as incurring expenditure under this section (“the acquisition

period”) overlaps with the taxpayer’s penultimate chargeable

period—

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(a)   

the part of the expenditure which is proportional to that part

of the acquisition period is not to be taken into account in

determining the relevant company’s available qualifying

expenditure for the acquisition period, but

(b)   

this does not prevent that part of the expenditure being taken

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into account in determining the relevant company’s available

qualifying expenditure for any subsequent chargeable

period.

(10)   

In this section—

“car” has the meaning given in section 268A;

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“company” means any body corporate;

“group relief company” means—

(a)   

a company to which group relief under Chapter 4 of

Part 10 of ICTA would be available (on the making of

a claim) in respect of balancing allowances

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surrendered by the taxpayer in the taxpayer’s final

chargeable period, and

(b)   

a company to which such relief would be available

(on the making of a claim) in respect of balancing

allowances surrendered by a company within

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paragraph (a);

“main rate car” has the meaning given in section 104AA;

“penultimate chargeable period” means the chargeable period

preceding the final chargeable period;

“the relevant company” means the group relief company

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mentioned in subsection (3) or, if there is more than one, the

one—

(a)   

nominated by the taxpayer not more than 6 months

after the end of the taxpayer’s final chargeable period,

or

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(b)   

in the absence of such a nomination, nominated by

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.”

 
 

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After section 208 insert—

“208A   

 Cars: disposal value in avoidance cases

(1)   

This section applies if—

(a)   

a disposal value is required to be brought into account under

section 61,

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(b)   

the disposal event is that the person ceases to own a section

206 car because of a sale or the performance of a contract, and

(c)   

allowances under this Part in respect of the person’s

expenditure under that transaction are restricted under

section 217 or 218 (anti-avoidance).

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(2)   

A car is a section 206 car if expenditure on the provision of the car is

required to be allocated to a single asset pool under that section.

(3)   

The disposal value to be brought into account is—

(a)   

the market value of the car at the time of the disposal event,

or

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(b)   

if less, the capital expenditure incurred, or treated as

incurred, on the provision of the car by the person disposing

of it.

(4)   

The person acquiring the car is to be treated as having incurred

capital expenditure on its provision of an amount equal to the

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disposal value required to be brought into account under subsection

(3).

(5)   

In this section “car” has the meaning given in section 268A.”

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After section 268 insert—

“Cars etc

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268A    

Meaning of “car” and “motor cycle”

(1)   

In this Part “car” means a mechanically propelled road vehicle other

than—

(a)   

a motor cycle,

(b)   

a vehicle of a construction primarily suited for the

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conveyance of goods or burden of any description, or

(c)   

a vehicle of a type not commonly used as a private vehicle

and unsuitable for such use.

(2)   

In this Part “motor cycle” has the meaning given by section 185(1) of

the Road Traffic Act 1988.

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268B    

Electrically-propelled vehicles

For the purposes of this Part a vehicle is electrically-propelled only

if—

(a)   

it is propelled solely by electrical power, and

(b)   

that power is derived from—

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(i)   

a source external to the vehicle, or

(ii)   

an electrical storage battery which is not connected to

any source of power when the vehicle is in motion.

 
 

 
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