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[F1107 Stamp duty to be abolished on bearer instruments.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Stamp duty shall not be chargeable under Schedule 15 to the Finance Act 1999 (bearer instruments).

(2)Subsection (1) above applies in relation to the charge under paragraph 1 of that Schedule (charge on issue) where the instrument is issued on or after the abolition day.

(3)Subsection (1) above applies in relation to the charge under paragraph 2 of that Schedule (charge on transfer of stock) where the stock constituted by or transferable by means of the instrument is transferred on or after the abolition day.]

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F1S. 107 substituted (27.7.1999 with application in relation to bearer instruments issued on or after 1.10.1999) by 1999 c. 16, s. 113(3)(4), Sch. 16 para. 12

108 Transfer of securities: abolition of stamp duty.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where defined securities are transferred to or vested in a person by an instrument, stamp duty shall not be chargeable on the instrument.

(2)In this section “defined securities” means—

(a)stocks, shares or loan capital,

(b)interests in, or in dividends or other rights arising out of, stocks, shares or loan capital,

(c)rights to allotments of or to subscribe for, or options to acquire or to dispose of, stocks, shares or loan capital, and

(d)units under a unit trust scheme.

(3)In this section “loan capital” means—

(a)any debenture stock, corporation stock or funded debt, by whatever name known, issued by a government or a body corporate or other body of persons (which here includes a local authority and any body whether formed or established in the United Kingdom or elsewhere);

(b)any capital raised by a government, or by such a body as is mentioned in paragraph (a) above, if the capital is borrowed or has the character of borrowed money, and whether it is in the form of stock or any other form;

(c)stock or marketable securities issued by a government.

(4)In this section “unit” and “unit trust scheme” have the same meanings as they had in Part VII of the M1Finance Act 1946 immediately before the abolition day.

(5)In this section references to a government include references to a government department, including a Northern Ireland department.

(6)In this section “government” means the government of the United Kingdom or of Northern Ireland or of any country or territory outside the United Kingdom.

(7)Subject to subsection (8) below, this section applies if the instrument is executed in pursuance of a contract made on or after the abolition day.

(8)In the case of an instrument—

(a)which falls within section 67(1) or (9) of the M2Finance Act 1986 (depositary receipts) or section 70(1) or (9) of that Act (clearance services), or

(b)which does not fall within section 67(1) or (9) or section 70(1) or (9) of that Act and is not executed in pursuance of a contract,

this section applies if the instrument is executed on or after the abolition day.

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109 Stamp duty: other repeals.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Section 83 of the M3Stamp Act 1891 (fine for certain acts relating to securities) shall not apply where an instrument of assignment or transfer is executed, or a transfer or negotiation of the stock constituted by or transferable by means of a bearer instrument takes place, on or after the abolition day.

(2)The following provisions (which relate to the cancellation of certain instruments) shall not apply where the stock certificate or other instrument is entered on or after the abolition day—

(a)section 109(1) of the Stamp Act 1891,

(b)section 5(2) of the M4Finance Act 1899,

F2(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F2(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)Section 67 of the M5Finance Act 1963 (prohibition of circulation of blank transfers) shall not apply where the sale is made on or after the abolition day; and section 16 of the M6Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 1963 (equivalent provision for Northern Ireland) shall not apply where the sale is made on or after the abolition day.

(4)No person shall be required to notify the Commissioners under section 68(1) or (2) or 71(1) or (2) of the Finance Act 1986 (depositary receipts and clearance services) if he first issues the receipts, provides the services or holds the securities as there mentioned on or after the abolition day.

(5)No company shall be required to notify the Commissioners under section 68(3) or 71(3) of that Act if it first becomes aware as there mentioned on or after the abolition day.

(6)The following provisions shall cease to have effect—

F2(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F2(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)section 33 of the M7Finance Act 1970 (composition by financial institutions in respect of stamp duty),

(d)section 127(7) of the M8Finance Act 1976 (extension of composition provisions to Northern Ireland), and

(e)section 85 of the M9Finance Act 1986 (provisions about stock, marketable securities, etc.).

(7)The provisions mentioned in subsection (6) above shall cease to have effect as provided by the Treasury by order.

(8)An order under subsection (7) above—

(a)shall be made by statutory instrument;

(b)may make different provision for different provisions or different purposes;

(c)may include such supplementary, incidental, consequential or transitional provisions as appear to the Treasury to be necessary or expedient.

F2(9). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Amendments (Textual)

F2S. 109(2)(c)(d)(6)(a)(b)(9) repealed (27.7.1999 with effect in relation to instruments executed on or after 6.2.2000) by 1999 c. 16, s. 139, Sch. 20 Pt. V(5), Note 1

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110 Stamp duty reserve tax: abolition.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Stamp duty reserve tax shall cease to be chargeable.

(2)In relation to the charge to tax under section 87 of the Finance Act 1986 subsection (1) above applies where—

(a)the agreement to transfer is conditional and the condition is satisfied on or after the abolition day, or

(b)the agreement is not conditional and is made on or after the abolition day.

(3)In relation to the charge to tax under section 93(1) of that Act subsection (1) above applies where securities are transferred, issued or appropriated on or after the abolition day (whenever the arrangement was made).

(4)In relation to the charge to tax under section 96(1) of that Act subsection (1) above applies where securities are transferred or issued on or after the abolition day (whenever the arrangement was made).

(5)In relation to the charge to tax under section 93(10) of that Act subsection (1) above applies where securities are issued or transferred on sale, under terms there mentioned, on or after the abolition day.

(6)In relation to the charge to tax under section 96(8) of that Act subsection (1) above applies where securities are issued or transferred on sale, under terms there mentioned, on or after the abolition day.

(7)Where before the abolition day securities are issued or transferred on sale under terms mentioned in section 93(10) of that Act, in construing section 93(10) the effect of subsections (1) and (3) above shall be ignored.

(8)Where before the abolition day securities are issued or transferred on sale under terms mentioned in section 96(8) of that Act, in construing section 96(8) the effect of subsections (1) and (4) above shall be ignored.

111 General.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In sections 107 to 110 above “the abolition day” means such day as may be appointed by the Treasury by order made by statutory instrument.

(2)Sections 107 to 109 above shall be construed as one with the M10Stamp Act 1891.

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