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Finance Act 1981

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Valuation of stock at intermediate dates

24(1)If for the purposes of this Schedule it is necessary to ascertain the value of a person's trading stock at a date other than the end of a period of account and that value has not in fact been ascertained, that person shall be treated as having at that date trading stock of such value as may be attributed in accordance with sub-paragraph (2) below.

(2)The value to be attributed under sub-paragraph (1) above is such value as is reasonable and just having regard to all the relevant circumstances of the case, and in particular—

(a)to the values of trading stock of the trade at the beginning and end of the period of account which includes the date in question;

(b)to movements during that period of account in the costs of items of a kind comprised in the person's trading stock during the period; and

(c)to changes during that period in the volume of the trade carried on by that person.

(3)In applying this paragraph for the purposes of paragraph 23 above, the period of account referred to in sub-paragraph (2) above is the period of account which by virtue of that paragraph is treated as consisting of separate parts.

(4)Sub-paragraph (1) above shall apply also where by virtue of the provisions of section 35(2) of this Act it is necessary to ascertain the value of a person's trading stock at 13th November 1980 ; and for that purpose the period of account referred to in sub-paragraph (2) above shall be the period treated by virtue of those provisions as if it were two separate periods.

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