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Companies Act 1948

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12(1)There shall be shown—

(a)the amount charged to revenue by way of provision for depreciation, renewals or diminution in value of fixed assets ;

(b)the amount of the interest on the company's debentures and other fixed loans ;

(c)the amount of the charge for United Kingdom income tax and other United Kingdom taxation on profits, including, where practicable, as United Kingdom income tax any taxation imposed elsewhere to the extent of the relief, if any, from United Kingdom income tax and distinguishing where practicable between income tax and other taxation ;

(d)the amounts respectively provided for redemption of share capital and for redemption of loans ;

(e)the amount, if material, set aside or proposed to be set aside to, or withdrawn from, reserves ;

(f)subject to sub-paragraph (2) of this paragraph, the amount, if material, set aside to provisions other than provisions for depreciation, renewals or diminution in value of assets or, as the case may be, the amount, if material, withdrawn from such provisions and not applied for the purposes thereof;

(g)the amount of income from investments, distinguishing between trade investments and other investments ;

(h)the aggregate amount of the dividends paid and proposed.

(2)The Board of Trade may direct that a company shall not be obliged to show an amount set aside to provisions in accordance with sub-paragraph (1) (f) of this paragraph, if the Board is satisfied that that is not required in the public interest and would prejudice the company, but subject to the condition that any heading stating an amount arrived at after taking into account the amount set aside as aforesaid shall be so framed or marked as to indicate that fact.

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