Finance Act 1991

1(1)Section 460 of the Taxes Act 1988 (exemption from tax in respect of life or endowment business) shall be amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Subsection (2) shall be amended as mentioned in sub-paragraphs (3) to (6) below.

(3)Before sub-paragraph (i) of paragraph (c) there shall be inserted—

(ai)where the profits relate to contracts made on or after the day on which the Finance Act 1991 was passed, of the assurance of gross sums under contracts under which the total premiums payable in any period of 12 months exceed £200 or of the granting of annuities of annual amounts exceeding £156;.

(4)In that sub-paragraph, for “31st August 1987” there shall be substituted “ 31st August 1990 but before the day on which the Finance Act 1991 was passed ”.

(5)In sub-paragraph (ia) of paragraph (c), after “£100” there shall be inserted “ or of the granting of annuities of annual amounts exceeding £156 ”.

(6)At the end of that paragraph, for “and” there shall be substituted—

(ca)shall not apply to so much of the profits arising from life or endowment business as is attributable to contracts for the assurance of gross sums made on or after 20th March 1991 and expressed at the outset not to be made in the course of tax exempt life or endowment business; and.

(7)In subsection (3)—

(a)for “subsection (2)(c)(i) or (ia)” there shall be substituted “ subsection (2)(c)(ai), (i) or (ia) ”;

(b)for “subsection (2)(c)(i)” there shall be substituted “ subsection (2)(c)(ai), (i) or (ia) ”.

(8)After subsection (4) there shall be inserted—

(4A)Subsection (4B) below applies to contracts for the assurance of gross sums under tax exempt life or endowment business made after 31st August 1987 and before the day on which the Finance Act 1991 was passed.

(4B)Where the amount payable by way of premium under a contract to which this subsection applies is increased by virtue of a variation made in the period beginning with the day on which the Finance Act 1991 was passed and ending with 31st July 1992, the contract shall be treated for the purposes of subsection (2)(c) above as made at the time of the variation.