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Electricity Act 1989

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1(1)Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) below, the following provisions hail apply for the purposes of the Corporation Tax Acts, namely—

(a)all the trades or parts of trades carried on by the existing bodies which are transferred by this Act to successor companies shall be treated as having been, at the time of their commencement and at all times since that time, separate trades carried on by those companies respectively:

(b)the trade carried on by each of those companies after the transfer date shall be treated as the same trade as that which, by virtue of paragraph (a) above, it is treated as having carried on before that date;

(c)all property, rights and liabilities of an existing body which are transferred by this Act to a successor company shall be treated as having been, at the time when they became vested in that body and at all times since that time, property, rights and liabilities of that company; and

(d)anything done by an existing body in relation to property, rights and liabilities which are transferred by this Act to a successor company shall be deemed to have been done by that company.

(2)Except in the case of an Area Board, there shall be made such apportionments of unallowed tax losses and of expenditure by reference to which capital allowances may be made as may be specified in the transferor’s transfer scheme.

(3)Where any property, rights and liabilities of an existing body in England and Wales which are transferred by this Act to a successor company became invested in that body by virtue of a qualifying transfer, or two or more successive qualifying transfers—

(a)sub-paragraph (1)(c) above shall have effect as it the reference to the time when the property, rights and liabilities became vested in that body were a reference to the time when they became vested in the original transferor, that is to say, the transferor under the qualifying transfer or. as the case may be, the first of the qualifying transfers; and

(b)if the property, rights and liabilities became vested in the original transferor by virtue of a transfer made by a company in which, at the time of the transfer, the original transferor or another existing body in England or Wales held an interest, that interest shall be deemed to have been held at that time by the successor company.

(4)Where any property, rights and liabilities of an existing body in England and Wales which are transferred by this Act to a successor company became vested in that body by virtue of a transfer made by a company in which, at the time of the transfer, that body or another such body held an interest, that interest shall be deemed to have been held at that time by the successor company.

(5)In this paragraph—

  • “capital allowance” has the same meaning as in the Tax Acts;

  • “the final accounting period” means the last complete accounting period of the relevant body, that is to say—

    (a)

    in the case of an existing body in England and Wales, the Electricity Council;

    (b)

    in the case of an existing body in Scotland, that body,

    ending before the transfer date;

  • “qualifying transfer” means a transfer made to an existing body in England and Wales by another such body;

  • “unallowed tax losses” means any losses, allowances or amounts which, as at the end of the final accounting period, are tax losses within the meaning given by section 400(2) of the 1988 Act;

and in construing sub-paragraphs (1) to (4) above, section 511(2) of the 1988 Act and the corresponding earlier enactments shall be disregarded.

(6)This paragraph shall have effect in relation to accounting beginning after the final accounting period.

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