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SCHEDULE 3E+W+S+N.I. Taxation provisions

Part IE+W+S+N.I. Corporation tax

Interpretation of Part IE+W+S+N.I.

1(1)In this Part of this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.

  • the 1988 Act” means the M1Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988;

  • the Corporation Tax Acts” has the meaning given by section831(1)(a) of the 1988 Act;

  • the Gains Act” means the M2Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992.

(2)This Part of this Schedule shall be construed as one with the Corporation Tax Acts.

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GeneralE+W+S+N.I.

2If a transfer scheme transfers property, rights and liabilities to a successor company, then, subject to paragraph 3 and paragraphs 15 to 19 below, the following provisions shall apply for the purposes of the Corporation Tax Acts in their application in respect of any accounting period beginning on or after the date on which the transfer scheme comes into force, namely—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)any trade or part of a trade carried on by the Authority which is transferred in accordance with the transfer scheme to the successor company shall be treated as having been, at the time of its commencement and at all times since that time, a separate trade carried on by that company,

(b)the trade or trades carried on by the successor company on and after the date on which the transfer scheme comes into force shall be treated as the same trade or trades as that which, by virtue of paragraph (a) above, is treated as carried on before that date,

(c)all property, rights and liabilities of the Authority which are transferred in accordance with the transfer scheme to the successor company shall be treated as having been, at the time when they became vested in the Authority and at all times since that time, property, rights and liabilities of that company, and

(d)anything done by the Authority in relation to property, rights and liabilities which are transferred in accordance with the transfer scheme to the successor company shall be treated as having been done by the company.

Chargeable gains: generalE+W+S+N.I.

3Paragraph 2 above shall not apply for the purposes of corporation tax on chargeable gains; and no provision included in a scheme by virtue of paragraph 5(2)(a) of Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect for those purposes.E+W+S+N.I.

4(1)Section 171(1) of the Gains Act (which makes provision in relation to the disposal of assets from one member of a group of companies to another member of the group) shall not apply where the disposal in question is a disposal in accordance with a transfer scheme from the Authority to a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Authority.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above “disposal” shall be construed in accordance with section 21(2) of the Gains Act (which relates to part disposals).

Chargeable gains: group transactionsE+W+S+N.I.

5(1)For the purposes of section 179 of the Gains Act (company ceasing to be a member of a group), where any subsidiary of the Authority (“the degrouped company”) ceases, by virtue of a qualifying transaction, to be a member of a group of companies including the Authority, the degrouped company shall not, by virtue of that transaction, be treated under that section as having sold, and immediately reacquired, any asset acquired from a company which was at the time of acquisition a member of that group.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Where, disregarding any preparatory transactions, a subsidiary of the Authority would be regarded for the purposes of section 179 of the Gains Act (and, accordingly, of this paragraph) as ceasing to be a member of a group of companies including the Authority by virtue of a qualifying transaction, it shall be regarded for those purposes as so doing by virtue of the qualifying transaction and not by virtue of any preparatory transactions.

(3)In this paragraph—

  • preparatory transaction” means anything done under or by virtue of the M3Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954, the M4Atomic Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1981 or this Act for the purposes of initiating, advancing or facilitating the qualifying transaction in question;

  • qualifying transaction” means—

    (a)

    the transfer of any property, rights or liabilities of the Authority in accordance with a transfer scheme, or

    (b)

    the disposal by the Authority of any securities of a successor company.

(4)Expressions used in this paragraph and in section 179 of the Gains Act have the same meaning in this paragraph as they have in that section.

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Chargeable gains: debtsE+W+S+N.I.

6(1)Where—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)any debt owed to the Authority is transferred to a successor company in accordance with a transfer scheme, and

(b)the Authority would have been the original creditor in relation to that debt for the purposes of section 251 of the Gains Act (debts: general provisions),

the successor company shall be treated as the original creditor for those purposes.

(2)Where, in accordance with a transfer scheme, any obligations of the Authority under a guarantee of the repayment of a loan are transferred to a successor company, the successor company shall be treated for the purposes of section 253(4) of the Gains Act (relief for guarantors) as a person who gave the guarantee.

Securities issued in pursuance of ActE+W+S+N.I.

7(1)For the purposes of the Corporation Tax Acts, any securities of a company issued in pursuance of section 10 of, or paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to, this Act shall be treated as having been issued for a new consideration equal—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in the case of a share, to its nominal value, and

(b)in the case of a debenture, to the principal sum payable under the debenture.

(2)The liability of a successor company under any debentures issued as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above shall be treated for the purposes of the Corporation Tax Acts as having been incurred wholly and exclusively for the purposes of the trade carried on by the company.

Group reliefE+W+S+N.I.

8(1)None of the following, namely—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the existence of the powers of the Secretary of State or the Authority under the relevant provisions,

(b)any direction given by the Secretary of State under any of the relevant provisions or section 3 of the M5Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954 so far as that direction relates to a restructuring transfer, or

(c)any arrangements so far as relating to a restructuring transfer,

shall be regarded as constituting arrangements falling within subsection (1) or (2) of section410 of the 1988 Act (arrangements for the transfer of a company to another group or consortium).

(2)Neither the existence of the powers of the Secretary of State or the Authority under the relevant provisions nor a direction given as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(b) above shall be regarded as constituting option arrangements for the purposes of paragraph 5B of Schedule 18 to the 1988 Act.

(3)In this paragraph—

  • arrangements” has the meaning given by section 410(5) of the 1988 Act;

  • the relevant provisions” means sections 1 to 6 and 10 of, and Schedules 1 and 2 to, this Act;

  • a restructuring transfer” means—

    (a)

    the transfer in accordance with a transfer scheme of property, rights and liabilities of the Authority to a company wholly owned by the Crown, or

    (b)

    the transfer by the Authority to the Secretary of State or the Treasury or his or their nominee of shares of a successor company.

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LeasesE+W+S+N.I.

9(1)Section 35 of the 1988 Act (charge on lease granted at an undervalue) shall not apply in the case of any lease which, in accordance with a transfer scheme, is granted—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)to a successor company, or

(b)by a successor company to the Authority.

(2)Section 87 of the 1988 Act (taxable premiums) shall not apply where there is an amount which would have become chargeable in relation to any land but for sub-paragraph (1) above; and, accordingly, references to any such amount shall not be included in references in that section to the amount chargeable.

(3)In this paragraph “lease” has the same meaning as in Part II of the 1988 Act.

Sale and lease backE+W+S+N.I.

10Subsections (1) and (2) of section 779 of the 1988 Act (sale and lease back) shall not apply where the liability of the transferor (within the meaning of that section) or of the person associated with that transferor is as a result of—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the creation in favour of a successor company or the Authority in accordance with a transfer scheme of any interest or right,

(b)any other transaction for which a transfer scheme transferring property, rights and liabilities to a successor company provides, or

(c)the grant by a successor company (“the relevant company”) to the Authority or to another successor company of any interest or right, at a time when the relevant company remains publicly owned, in a case where the ability of the relevant company to grant that interest or right derives from the vesting in the company in accordance with a transfer scheme of an estate or interest in land.

Leased assetsE+W+S+N.I.

11(1)For the purposes of section 781 of the 1988 Act (assets leased to traders and others), where the interest of the lessor or the lessee under a lease, or any other interest in an asset, vests in a successor company or the Authority in accordance with a transfer scheme, the vesting shall be treated as being effected without any capital sum having been obtained in respect of that interest by the Authority or the successor company.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Section 782 of the 1988 Act (deduction of payment under leases: special cases) shall not apply to any payments made by a successor company or the Authority—

(a)under any lease granted to a successor company or the Authority for the purposes of the creation in accordance with a transfer scheme of any leasehold interest, including, where effect has been given without the grant of a lease to the creation of a leasehold interest in accordance with such a scheme, any lease to which effect is so given, or

(b)under any lease—

(i)which is granted to or by a successor company at a time when it remains publicly owned, and

(ii)which is a lease of an asset which at any time before the creation of the lease was used by the Authority for the purposes of a trade carried on by the Authority and which was, when so used, owned by the Authority.

(3)In this paragraph “lease” and “asset” have the meanings given by section 785 of the 1988 Act and references to a leasehold interest are references to any such interest as may subsist under a lease.

Write-off of government investmentE+W+S+N.I.

12(1)Subsection (1) of section 400 of the 1988 Act (write-off of government investment: restriction of tax losses) shall not have effect—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in relation to any extinguishment by order under section 10 of this Act of—

(i)any liabilities of the Authority, or

(ii)any liabilities of a successor company which fall within section 10(12)(b)(i) of this Act, or

(b)in relation to any extinguishment by order under that section of any liabilities of a successor company which fall within section 10(12)(b)(ii) of this Act, if and to the extent that those liabilities are replaced by securities issued by the company in accordance with a direction under section 10(5) of this Act.

(2)Subsection (6) of section 400 of the 1988 Act shall apply in relation to any extinguishment of any liabilities of a successor company by an order under section 10 of this Act as if the reference to the body in question were a reference to the company whose liabilities are extinguished.

Modifications of transfer schemeE+W+S+N.I.

13Where the effect of any transfer scheme is modified in pursuance of any agreement which takes effect under paragraph 8(2) of Schedule 1 to this Act, the Corporation Tax Acts and this Part of this Schedule shall have effect as if—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the scheme originally made had been the scheme as modified, and

(b)anything done by or in relation to the person who without the modification became entitled or subject in accordance with the scheme to any property, rights or liabilities had, so far as relating to the property, rights or liabilities to which another person becomes entitled or subject in consequence of the modification, been done by or in relation to that other person.

Part IIE+W+S+N.I. Capital allowances

Interpretation of Part IIE+W+S+N.I.

14(1)In this Part of this Schedule—E+W+S+N.I.

  • the 1988 Act” means the M6Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988;

  • [F1the Capital Allowances Act” means the Capital Allowances Act 2001 and includes, where the context admits, enactments which under the 1988 Act are to be treated as contained in the Capital Allowances Act 2001.]

(2)In any provision of this Part of this Schedule “the prescribed amount”, in relation to any successor company, means such amount as may be specified by the Secretary of State by order for the purposes of that provision in its application to that company.

(3)This Part of this Schedule shall be construed as one with the [F2Capital Allowances Act].

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F1Definition of

the Capital Allowances Act

in Sch. 3 para. 14(1) substituted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in S. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(1)

F2Words in Sch. 3 para. 14(3) substituted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(2)

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F3Sch. 3 para. 15 and cross-heading substituted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(3)

F415 Where any transfer effected by a transfer scheme is a relevant event for the purposes of section 311 of the Capital Allowances Act, the Secretary of State may for the purposes of that section by order make provision specifying the values to be assigned to RQE and B in relation to that event.]E+W+S+N.I.

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F4Sch. 3 para. 15 and cross-heading substituted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(3)

[F5 Plant and machinery]E+W+S+N.I.

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F5Cross-heading to Sch. 3 para. 16 substituted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(4)(a)

16For the purposes of [F6Part 2 of the Capital Allowances Act (plant and machinery allowances)] property which is vested in a successor company in accordance with a transfer scheme shall be treated as if—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)it had been acquired by that company, for the purposes for which it is used by that company on and after the date on which the scheme comes into force, on that date, and

(b)capital expenditure of the prescribed amount had been incurred on that date by that company on the acquisition of the property for the purposes mentioned in paragraph (a) above.

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F6Words in Sch. 3 para. 16 substituted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(4)(b)

[F7 Research and development]E+W+S+N.I.

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F7Sch. 3 para. 17 and cross-heading substituted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(5)

[F817(1) For the purposes of Part 6 of the Capital Allowances Act (research and development allowances) a successor company in which an asset representing allowable research and development expenditure is vested in accordance with a transfer scheme shall be treated as having incurred, on the date on which the transfer scheme comes into force, capital expenditure of the prescribed amount on the research and development in question; and that research and development shall be taken to have been directly undertaken by the successor company or on its behalf.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above “allowable research and development expenditure” means capital expenditure incurred by the Authority on research and development directly undertaken by the Authority or on their behalf.

(3)In this paragraph—

  • asset” includes part of an asset;

  • research and development” has the same meaning as in Part 6 of the Capital Allowances Act;

and references to expenditure incurred on research and development shall be construed in accordance with section 438 of that Act.]

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F8Sch. 3 para. 17 and cross-heading substituted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(5)

Patent rightsE+W+S+N.I.

18(1)For the purposes of [F9section 468 of the Capital Allowances Act (qualifying trade expenditure)], a successor company in which any patent rights of the Authority are vested in accordance with a transfer scheme shall be treated as having incurred, on the date on which the transfer scheme comes into force, capital expenditure of the prescribed amount on the purchase of those patent rights for use in any trade in which they are, or are to be, used on or after that date.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In this paragraph “patent rights” has the meaning given by [F10section 464(2) of the Capital Allowances Act].

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F9Words in Sch. 3 para. 18(1) substituted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(6)

F10Words in Sch. 3 para. 18(2) substituted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(7)

Know-howE+W+S+N.I.

19(1)For the purposes of [F11section 454 of the Capital Allowances Act (qualifying expenditure)], a successor company in which any know-how of the Authority is vested in accordance with a transfer scheme shall be treated as having incurred, on the date on which the transfer scheme comes into force, capital expenditure of the prescribed amount on the acquisition of that know-how for use in any trade in which it is, or is to be, used on or after that date.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Subsections (2) and (7) of section 531 of the 1988 Act (provisions supplementary to section 530) [F12and subsections (2) and (3) of section 455 of the Capital Allowances Act (excluded expenditure)] shall not apply in relation to any disposal from the Authority to a successor company in accordance with a transfer scheme.

(3)In this paragraph “know-how” has the meaning given by [F13section 452(2) of the Capital Allowances Act].

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F11Words in Sch. 3 para. 19(1) substituted (22.3.2001) with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(8)

F12Words in Sch. 3 para. 19(2) inserted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(9)

F13Words in Sch. 3 para. 19(3) substituted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(10)

Connected personsE+W+S+N.I.

20In [F14Parts 2, 7 and 8 of the Capital Allowances Act (plant and machinery, know-how and patents)] and Chapter I of Part XIII of the 1988 Act (intellectual property) references to a transaction (however described) between connected persons within the meaning of section 839 of the 1988 Act shall not include references to—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a transfer to a successor company in accordance with a transfer scheme of any property, rights and liabilities, or

(b)the creation in favour of a successor company or the Authority in accordance with a transfer scheme of any interest or right.

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F14Words in Sch. 3 para. 20 substituted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(11)

Orders under Part IIE+W+S+N.I.

21(1)The Secretary of State shall not make an order under this Part of this Schedule in relation to any successor company except with the consent of the Treasury and at a time when the company is publicly owned.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In exercising any power to make an order under this Part of this Schedule in relation to any asset vested in a successor company in accordance with a transfer scheme, the matters to which the Secretary of State shall have regard include such information as he considers appropriate as to the price which the asset would fetch or have fetched if sold on the open market on the date on which the transfer scheme comes into force.

(3)Any power of the Secretary of State to make an order under this Part of this Schedule—

(a)shall be exercisable by statutory instrument, and

(b)shall include power to make different provision for different cases, including different provision in relation to different assets or descriptions of assets.

Modifications of transfer schemeE+W+S+N.I.

22Where the effect of any transfer scheme is modified in pursuance of any agreement which takes effect under paragraph 8(2) of Schedule 1 to this Act, the [F15Capital Allowances Act] and this Part of this Schedule shall have effect as if—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the scheme originally made had been the scheme as modified, and

(b)anything done by or in relation to the person who without the modification became entitled or subject in accordance with the scheme to any property, rights or liabilities had, so far as relating to the property, rights or liabilities to which another person becomes entitled or subject in consequence of the modification, been done by or in relation to that other person.

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F15Words in Sch. 3 para. 22 substituted (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 578, Sch. 2 para. 94(12)

Part IIIE+W+S+N.I. Stamp duty and stamp duty reserve tax

Transactions attracting exemptionsE+W+S+N.I.

23For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule a transaction is an exempt transaction if it is a transaction by virtue of which property, rights or liabilities are vested by or under this Act in any of the following persons, that is to say—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the Authority,

(b)a company which is wholly owned by the Crown, and

(c)a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Authority.

Stamp dutyE+W+S+N.I.

24(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, an exempt transaction shall not give rise to any charge to stamp duty except in so far as the charge to duty is on an instrument under this Act which is neither a transfer scheme nor an instrument that has been certified to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue by the Secretary of State to have been made—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in pursuance of a transfer scheme, or

(b)by virtue of any provision of this Act, for the purpose of modifying the effect of such a scheme.

(2)No instrument which is certified as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above shall be taken to be duly stamped unless—

(a)it is stamped with the duty to which it would, but for that sub-paragraph, be liable, or

(b)it has, in accordance with section 12 of the M7Stamp Act 1891, been stamped with a particular stamp denoting that it is not chargeable with that duty or that it is duly stamped.

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Stamp duty reserve taxE+W+S+N.I.

25No agreement for the purposes of, or for purposes connected with giving effect to—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)so much of any transfer scheme as relates to an exempt transaction, or

(b)any exempt transaction to which effect is given by the modification of any transfer scheme,

shall give rise to a charge to stamp duty reserve tax.

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