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Companies Act 1989

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Minority interests

17(1)The formats set out in Schedule 4 have effect in relation to group accounts with the following additions.

(2)In the Balance Sheet Formats a further item headed “Minority interests” shall be added—

(a)in Format 1, either after item J or at the end (after item K), and

(b)in Format 2, under the general heading “LIABILITIES”, between items A and B;

and under that item shall be shown the amount of capital and reserves attributable to shares in subsidiary undertakings included in the consolidation held by or on behalf of persons other than the parent company and its subsidiary undertakings.

(3)In the Profit and Loss Account Formats a further item headed “Minority interests” shall be added—

(a)in Format 1, between items 14 and 15,

(b)in Format 2, between items 16 and 17,

(c)in Format 3, between items 7 and 8 in both sections A and B, and

(d)in Format 4, between items 9 and 10 in both sections A and B;

and under that item shall be shown the amount of any profit or loss on ordinary activities attributable to shares in subsidiary undertakings included in the consolidation held by or on behalf of persons other than the parent company and its subsidiary undertakings.

(4)In the Profit and Loss Account Formats a further item headed “Minority interests” shall be added—

(a)in Format 1, between items 18 and 19,

(b)in Format 2, between items 20 and 21,

(c)in Format 3, between items 9 and 10 in section A and between items 8 and 9 in section B, and

(d)in Format 4, between items 11 and 12 in section A and between items 10 and 11 in section B;

and under that item shall be shown the amount of any profit or loss on extraordinary activities attributable to shares in subsidiary undertakings included in the consolidation held by or on behalf of persons other than the parent company and its subsidiary undertakings.

(5)For the purposes of paragraph 3(3) and (4) of Schedule 4 (power to adapt or combine items)—

(a)the additional item required by sub-paragraph (2) above shall be treated as one to which a letter is assigned, and

(b)the additional items required by sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) above shall be treated as ones to which an Arabic number is assigned.

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