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Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Act 2017

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9(1)A land transaction is relieved from tax where an Order in Council is made under the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 (c. 56) (orders specifying new parliamentary constituencies) and where—E+W

(a)the seller is an existing local constituency association, and

(b)the buyer is—

(i)a new association that is a successor to the existing association, or

(ii)a related body to the existing association that as soon as practicable transfers the interest or right to a new association that is a successor to the existing association.

(2)Where sub-paragraph (1)(b)(ii) applies, the land transaction giving effect to the transfer mentioned in that sub-paragraph is also relieved.

(3)In this paragraph—

  • "existing local constituency association”” (“"cymdeithas etholaeth leol sy'n bodoli eisoes”") means a local constituency association whose area was the same, or substantially the same, as the area of a former parliamentary constituency or two or more such constituencies immediately before the relevant date;

  • "former parliamentary constituency”” (“"etholaeth seneddol flaenorol”") means an area that, for the purposes of parliamentary elections, was a constituency immediately before the relevant date but is no longer such a constituency after that date;

  • "local constituency association”” (“"cymdeithas etholaeth leol”") means an unincorporated association (whether described as an association, a branch or otherwise) whose primary purpose is to further the aims of a political party in an area that is or was the same or substantially the same as the area of a parliamentary constituency or two or more parliamentary constituencies;

  • "new association”” (“"cymdeithas newydd”") means a local constituency association whose area is the same, or substantially the same, as that of a new parliamentary constituency or two or more such constituencies immediately after the relevant date;

  • ““new parliamentary constituency””(““etholaeth seneddol newydd””) means an area that, for the purposes of parliamentary elections, is such a constituency after the relevant date but was not such a constituency immediately before that date;

  • "related body”” (“"corff perthynol”"), in relation to a local constituency association, means a body (whether corporate or unincorporated) that is an organ of the political party concerned;

  • "relevant date”” (“"dyddiad perthnasol”") means the date which the Order mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) comes into operation (see section 4(6) of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 (c. 56)).

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph, a new association is a successor to an existing association if any part of the existing association's area is comprised in the new association's area.

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