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Finance Act 1970

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11(1)In section 323(4) of the Taxes Act (definition of pension annuity business) after paragraph (a) insert

(aa)any contract (including a contract of insurance) entered into for the purposes of, and made with the persons having the management of, an exempt approved scheme as defined in Chapter II of Part II of the Finance Act 1970, being a contract so framed that the liabilities undertaken by the insurance company under the contract correspond with liabilities against which the contract is intended to secure the scheme.

(2)In relation to an exempt approved scheme the said paragraph (aa) shall apply, so long as the scheme is an exempt approved scheme, whether or not the premiums were paid, or any other part of the business was transacted, before the scheme became an approved scheme, and in the said section 323(4) the words " (at the time when the premium is payable)" shall cease to have effect.

(3)Business formerly called " pension annuity business " shall in future be called pension business (because under sub-paragraph (1) above it includes some business unrelated to annuities), and in the following provisions of the Taxes Act (and in any other enactment) for " pension annuity business " substitute

pension business. Section 312(1)(3)(4) Section 314 (throughout) Section 315(8)(b) Section 318(1) Section 323(4)

(4)In section 323(2) of the Taxes Act at the end of the definition of " annuity business " add

' general annuity business ' means any annuity business which is not pension business, and 'pension business ' shall be construed in accordance with subsections (3) and (4) below.

(5)For section 323(3) substitute

(3)Any division to be made between general annuity business, pension business and other life assurance business shall be made on the principle of—

(a)referring to pension business any premiums falling within subsection (4) below, together with the incomings, outgoings and liabilities referable to those premiums, and the policies and contracts under which they are or have been paid,

(b)allocating to general annuity business all other annuity business,

and references to " pension fund " and " general annuity fund " shall be construed accordingly, whether or not any such funds are kept separate from the insurance company's life assurance fund.

(6)In the Taxes Act—

(a)in section 312(2)(a) after " policy-holders " insert

other than holders of policies referable to pension business;

(b)in section 312(2)(c) for the words " in connection with the granting of annuities on human life" substitute

from pension business or general annuity business;

(c)in section 314(1) and (3)(b) for " annuity fund " substitute

life assurance fund and separate annuity fund, if any;

(d)in section 316(1) and (3) and 320(1) and (2) for " (excluding the annuity fund, if any) " substitute

(excluding the pension fund and general annuity fund, if any);

(e)in section 316(3) for " annuity business" (at end of the subsection) substitute

general annuity and pension business;

(f)in section 328(1)(b) for " annuity business " substitute

pension business and general annuity business.

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