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Finance Act 1981

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74Industrial buildings etc.: sales after cessation of use for qualifying purpose

(1)Chapter I of Part I of the Capital Allowances Act 1968 (industrial buildings and structures etc.) shall have effect with the following amendments, being amendments with respect to the calculation of writing-down allowances and the making of balancing allowances and charges where a building or structure has ceased to be an industrial building or structure.

(2)In section 2(3) of that Act (calculation of writing-down allowance where the relevant interest is sold while the building or structure is an industrial building or structure) for the words " while the building or structure is an industrial building or structure " there shall be substituted the words

and the sale is an event to which section 3(1) of this Act applies.

(3)In section 3(1) of that Act (balancing allowance or charge on occurrence of certain events while the building or structure is an industrial building or structure)—

(a)after the words " while the building or structure is an industrial building or structure " there shall be inserted the words

or after it has ceased to be one;

(b)at the end of the proviso there shall be inserted the words

and where two or more events occur during a period when the building or structure is not an industrial building or structure no balancing allowance or balancing charge shall be made on the occurrence of any of those events except the first..

(4)In section 6 of that Act (manner of making allowances and charges) after subsection (6) there shall be inserted—

(7)Where a balancing allowance or balancing charge falls to be made in the case of a building or structure which has ceased to be an industrial building or structure and the circumstances are such as are mentioned in paragraph (a) and (b) of subsection (2) of section 12 of this Act, the allowance or charge shall be made as provided in that subsection..

(5)In section 38 of the Finance Act 1978 (application of the said Chapter I to qualifying hotels) and in section 74 of the Finance Act 1980 (application of that Chapter to commercial buildings and qualifying hotels in enterprise zones) references to that Chapter shall be construed as references to that Chapter as amended by this section.

(6)This section has effect where the sale referred to in section 2(3) of the said Act of 1968 or, as the case may be, the event referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of section 3(1) of that Act occurs after 17th December 1980 but not where the sale is pursuant to a contract of sale made on or before that date or the event is a sale pursuant to such a contract.

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