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Finance (No. 3) Bill


Finance (No. 3) Bill
Part 3 — Oil

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Index-linked gilt-edged securities

(1)   

In section 399 of CTA 2009 (index-linked gilt-edged securities: basic rules), for

subsection (4) substitute—

“(4)   

In this section and sections 400 to 400C—

“index-linked gilt-edged securities” means any gilt-edged

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securities under which the amounts of the payments are

determined wholly or partly by reference to an index of prices

published by the Statistics Board;

“relevant prices index”, in relation to an index-linked gilt-edged

security, means the index of prices by reference to which the

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amounts of the payments under the security are wholly or

partly determined.”

(2)   

In the following provisions of that Act, for “retail” substitute “relevant”—

(a)   

section 400(1)(b), (2), (3) and (6);

(b)   

section 400A(3) and (7)(b).

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(3)   

Accordingly, in Schedule 14 to FA 2010, omit paragraph 4(4).

(4)   

The amendments made by this section have effect in relation to securities

issued on or after the day on which this Act is passed.

Part 3

Oil

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61      

PRT: areas treated as continuing to be oil fields

(1)   

In Schedule 1 to OTA 1975 (determination of oil fields), in paragraph 7(4), for

“the relevant area” substitute “those qualifying assets”.

(2)   

The amendment made by this section has effect in relation to chargeable

periods that begin after 30 June 2009.

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62      

Intangible fixed assets: oil licences

(1)   

Section 809 of CTA 2009 (oil licences) is amended as follows.

(2)   

After subsection (1) insert—

“(1A)   

The reference in subsection (1) to an oil licence or an interest in an oil

licence includes all goodwill, and any intangible asset, which relates to,

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derives from or is connected with an oil licence or an interest in an oil

licence.”

(3)   

In subsection (2), for “subsection (1)” substitute “this section”.

(4)   

In subsection (4), for “subsection (1)” substitute “this section”.

(5)   

The amendments made by this section have effect in relation to accounting

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periods beginning on or after 23 March 2011 (and, in relation to those

accounting periods, are to be treated as always having had effect).

(6)   

For the purposes of subsection (5), an accounting period beginning before, and

ending on or after, 23 March 2011 is to be treated as if so much of the period as

 
 

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Part 3 — Oil

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falls before that date, and so much of the period as falls on or after that date,

were separate accounting periods.

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Reduction of supplementary charge for certain new oil fields

(1)   

In section 337 of CTA 2010 (initial licensee to hold a field allowance), in

subsection (1), for “authorisation day” substitute “accounting period in which

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the authorisation day falls”.

(2)   

For section 350 of that Act (meaning of “new oil field”) substitute—

“350    

“New oil field”

(1)   

In this Chapter “new oil field” means an oil field—

(a)   

which is a qualifying oil field, and

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(b)   

whose development (in whole or in part) is authorised for the

first time on or after 22 April 2009.

(2)   

If all assets of an oil field which are relevant assets have been

decommissioned, there is to be ignored for the purposes of subsection

(1)(b) any authorisation in respect of that oil field which occurs before

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that decommissioning.

(3)   

Sub-paragraphs (2) to (9) of paragraph 7 of Schedule 1 to OTA 1975

apply for the purpose of determining whether relevant assets of an oil

field are decommissioned as they apply for the purpose of determining

whether qualifying assets of a relevant area are decommissioned.

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(4)   

For the purposes of this section, an asset is a relevant asset of an oil field

if—

(a)   

it has at any time been a qualifying asset (within the meaning of

the Oil Taxation Act 1983) in relation to any participator in the

field, and

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(b)   

it has at any time been used for the purpose of winning oil from

the field.”

(3)   

In section 357 of that Act (other definitions), in the definition of “authorisation

day”, after “authorised” insert “as mentioned in section 350(1)(b)”.

(4)   

The amendments made by this section have effect in relation to accounting

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periods ending on or after 1 April 2010.

(5)   

Corresponding amendments, having effect in relation to accounting periods

ending on or after 22 April 2009, are to be treated as having been made in

Schedule 44 to FA 2009.

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Chargeable gains: oil activities

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Schedule 15 contains provisions about chargeable gains in relation to oil

activities.

 
 

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Part 4 — Pensions

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Part 4

Pensions

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Benefits under pension schemes

Schedule 16 contains provision about the benefits available under pension

schemes and related matters.

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66      

Annual allowance charge

Schedule 17 contains provision about the annual allowance charge.

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Lifetime allowance charge

Schedule 18 contains provision about the lifetime allowance charge.

68      

Borrowing by section 67 pension scheme

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(1)   

Section 182 of FA 2004 (unauthorised borrowing) does not cause a section 67

pension scheme to be not authorised to borrow an amount for the purposes of

meeting costs of establishing, administering or managing the pension scheme.

(2)   

Accordingly, in the case of a section 67 pension scheme, references in sections

182 and 183 of FA 2004 to amounts previously borrowed do not include any

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amount previously borrowed for those purposes.

(3)   

For the purposes of this section neither—

(a)   

borrowing an amount for making investments for the purposes of a

pension scheme, nor

(b)   

borrowing an amount for making deposits with a view to deriving

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income for the purposes of a pension scheme (otherwise than prior to

applying the amount for meeting costs of establishing, administering or

managing the pension scheme),

   

is to be taken to be borrowing the amount for the purposes of meeting costs of

establishing, administering or managing the pension scheme.

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(4)   

In this section “section 67 pension scheme” means a pension scheme which is

established under section 67 of the Pensions Act 2008.

(5)   

Section 163(2) of FA 2004 (meaning of “borrowing”) applies for the

interpretation of this section.

(6)   

This section is treated as having come into force on 6 April 2011.

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69      

Exemption from tax on interest on unpaid relevant contributions

(1)   

ITTOIA 2005 is amended as follows.

(2)   

In section 369(3)(e) (exemptions from income tax charge on income), after

“loans,” insert “unpaid relevant contributions,”.

 
 

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(3)   

After section 753 insert—

“753A   

 Interest on unpaid relevant contributions

(1)   

No liability to income tax arises in respect of interest paid in compliance

with a requirement in a compliance notice or an unpaid contributions

notice to pay interest in respect of unpaid relevant contributions.

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(2)   

In this section—

“compliance notice” means a notice under section 35 of the

Pensions Act;

“the Pensions Act” means the Pensions Act 2008 or the Pensions

(No.2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008;

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“unpaid contributions notice” means a notice under section 37 of

the Pensions Act;

“unpaid relevant contributions” has the same meaning as in

section 38(2)(a) of the Pensions Act.”

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Power to make further provision about section 67 pension scheme

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(1)   

The Treasury may by regulations make provision for and in connection with—

(a)   

the application of the relevant taxes in relation to a pension scheme

established under section 67 of the Pensions Act 2008, and

(b)   

the application of the relevant taxes in relation to any person in

connection with such a pension scheme.

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(2)   

The provision that may be made by regulations under this section includes

provision imposing any of the relevant taxes (as well as provisions for

exemptions or reliefs).

(3)   

The relevant taxes are—

(a)   

income tax,

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(b)   

capital gains tax,

(c)   

corporation tax, and

(d)   

inheritance tax.

(4)   

Regulations under this section may include provision having effect in relation

to any time before they are made if the provision does not increase any

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person’s liability to tax.

(5)   

Regulations under this section may include—

(a)   

provision amending any enactment or instrument, and

(b)   

consequential, supplementary and transitional provision.

(6)   

Regulations under this section are to be made by statutory instrument.

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(7)   

A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section is subject to

annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the House of Commons.

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Tax provision consequential on Part 1 of Pensions Act 2008 etc

(1)   

The Treasury may by regulations make provision in relation to any of the

relevant taxes in consequence of Part 1 of the Pensions Act 2008 or Part 1 of the

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Pensions (No.2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.

 
 

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Part 6 — Other taxes

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(2)   

The provision that may be made by regulations under this section includes

provision imposing any of the relevant taxes (as well as provisions for

exemptions or reliefs).

(3)   

The relevant taxes are—

(a)   

income tax,

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(b)   

capital gains tax,

(c)   

corporation tax,

(d)   

inheritance tax,

(e)   

value added tax,

(f)   

stamp duty land tax,

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(g)   

stamp duty, and

(h)   

stamp duty reserve tax.

(4)   

Regulations under this section may include provision having effect in relation

to any time before they are made if the provision does not increase any

person’s liability to tax.

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(5)   

Regulations under this section may make different provision for different

cases.

(6)   

Regulations under this section may include—

(a)   

provision amending any enactment or instrument, and

(b)   

consequential, supplementary and transitional provision.

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(7)   

Regulations under this section are to be made by statutory instrument.

(8)   

A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section is subject to

annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the House of Commons.

Part 5

Bank levy

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72      

The bank levy

Schedule 19 contains provision for and in connection with the bank levy.

Part 6

Other taxes

Value added tax

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73      

Business samples

(1)   

In Schedule 4 to VATA 1994 (matters to be treated as supply of goods or

services), paragraph 5 (transfer or disposal of goods forming part of the assets

of a business) is amended as follows.

(2)   

For sub-paragraph (2)(b) substitute—

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“(b)   

the provision to a person, otherwise than for a consideration,

of a sample of goods.”

(3)   

Omit sub-paragraph (3).

 
 

 
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