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Finance Act 1965

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11(1)Where a person incurs a debt to another, whether in sterling or in some other currency, no chargeable gain shall accrue to that (that is the original) creditor or his legatee on a disposal of the debt, except in the case of the debt on a security (as defined in paragraph 5 of this Schedule).

(2)Subject to the provisions of paragraphs 5 and 6 of this Schedule (and subject to the foregoing sub-paragraph) the satisfaction of a debt or part of it (including a debt on a security as defined in paragraph 5 of this Schedule) shall be treated as a disposal of the debt or of that part by the creditor made at the time when the debt or that part is satisfied.

(3)Where property is acquired by a creditor in satisfaction of his debt or part of it, then subject to the provisions of the said paragraphs 5 and 6 the property shall not be treated as disposed of by the debtor or acquired by the creditor for a consideration greater than its market value at the time of the creditor's acquisition of it; but if under sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph (and in a case not falling within either of the said paragraphs 5 and 6) no chargeable gain is to accrue on a disposal of the debt by the creditor (that is the original creditor), and a chargeable gain accrues to him on a disposal by him of the property, the amount of the chargeable gain shall (where necessary) be reduced so as not to exceed the chargeable gain which would have accrued if he had acquired the property for a consideration equal to the amount of the debt or that part of it.

(4)A loss accruing on the disposal of a debt acquired by the person making the disposal from the original creditor or his legatee at a time when the creditor or his legatee is a person connected with the person making the disposal, and so acquired either directly or by one or more purchases through persons all of whom are connected with the person making the disposal, shall not be an allowable loss.

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