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Finance Act 1995

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2After section 768A there shall be inserted the following sections—

768BChange in ownership of investment company: deductions generally.

(1)This section applies where there is a change in the ownership of an investment company and—

(a)after the change there is a significant increase in the amount of the company’s capital; or

(b)within the period of six years beginning three years before the change there is a major change in the nature or conduct of the business carried on by the company; or

(c)the change in the ownership occurs at any time after the scale of the activities in the business carried on by the company has become small or negligible and before any considerable revival of the business.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1)(a) above, whether there is a significant increase in the amount of a company’s capital after a change in the ownership of the company shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of Part I of Schedule 28A.

(3)In paragraph (b) of subsection (1) above “major change in the nature or conduct of a business” includes a major change in the nature of the investments held by the company, even if the change is the result of a gradual process which began before the period of six years mentioned in that paragraph.

(4)For the purposes of this section—

(a)the accounting period of the company in which the change in the ownership occurs shall be divided into two parts, the first the part ending with the change, the second the part after;

(b)those parts shall be treated as two separate accounting periods; and

(c)the amounts in issue for the accounting period being divided shall be apportioned to those parts.

(5)In Schedule 28A—

(a)Part II shall have effect for identifying the amounts in issue for the accounting period being divided; and

(b)Part III shall have effect for the purpose of apportioning those amounts to the parts of that accounting period.

(6)Any sums which—

(a)are disbursed or treated as disbursed as expenses of management in the accounting period being divided, and

(b)under Part III of Schedule 28A are apportioned to either part of that period,

shall be treated for the purposes of section 75 as disbursed in that part.

(7)Any charges which under Part III of Schedule 28A are apportioned to either part of the accounting period being divided shall be treated for the purposes of sections 338 and 75 as paid in that part.

(8)Any allowances which under Part III of Schedule 28A are apportioned to either part of the accounting period being divided shall be treated for the purposes of section 28 of the 1990 Act and section 75(4) as falling to be made in that part.

(9)In computing the total profits of the company for an accounting period ending after the change in the ownership, no deduction shall be made under section 75 by reference to—

(a)sums disbursed or allowances falling to be made for an accounting period beginning before the change; or

(b)charges paid in such an accounting period.

(10)To the extent that a payment of interest made by the company represents excess overdue interest, the payment shall not be deductible under section 338(1) from the total profits for the accounting period in which it is made.

(11)Whether a payment of interest made by the company represents excess overdue interest, and if so to what extent, shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of Part IV of Schedule 28A.

(12)Subject to the modification in subsection (13) below, subsections (6) to (9) of section 768 shall apply for the purposes of this section as they apply for the purposes of that section.

(13)The modification is that in subsection (6) of section 768 for the words “relief in respect of a company’s losses has been restricted” there shall be substituted “deductions from a company’s total profits have been restricted”.

(14)In this section “investment company” has the same meaning as in Part IV.

768CDeductions: asset transferred within group.

(1)This section applies where—

(a)there is a change in the ownership of an investment company (“the relevant company”);

(b)none of paragraphs (a) to (c) of section 768B(1) applies;

(c)after the change in the ownership the relevant company acquires an asset from another company in circumstances such that section 171(1) of the 1992 Act applies to the acquisition; and

(d)a chargeable gain (“a relevant gain”) accrues to the relevant company on a disposal of the asset within the period of three years beginning with the change in the ownership.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1)(d) above an asset acquired by the relevant company as mentioned in subsection (1)(c) above shall be treated as the same as an asset owned at a later time by that company if the value of the second asset is derived in whole or in part from the first asset, and in particular where the second asset is a freehold and the first asset was a leasehold and the lessee has acquired the reversion.

(3)For the purposes of this section—

(a)the accounting period of the relevant company in which the change in the ownership occurs shall be divided into two parts, the first the part ending with the change, the second the part after;

(b)those parts shall be treated as two separate accounting periods; and

(c)the amounts in issue for the accounting period being divided shall be apportioned to those parts.

(4)In Schedule 28A—

(a)Part V shall have effect for identifying the amounts in issue for the accounting period being divided; and

(b)Part VI shall have effect for the purpose of apportioning those amounts to the parts of that accounting period.

(5)Subsections (6) to (8) of section 768B shall apply in relation to the relevant company as they apply in relation to the company mentioned in subsection (1) of that section except that any reference in those subsections to Part III of Schedule 28A shall be read as a reference to Part VI of that Schedule.

(6)Subsections (7) and (9) below apply only where, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the 1992 Act and Part VI of Schedule 28A, an amount is included in respect of chargeable gains in the total profits for the accounting period of the relevant company in which the relevant gain accrues.

(7)In computing the total profits of the relevant company for the accounting period in which the relevant gain accrues, no deduction shall be made under section 75 by reference to—

(a)sums disbursed or allowances falling to be made for an accounting period of the relevant company beginning before the change in ownership, or

(b)charges paid in such an accounting period,

from an amount of the total profits equal to the amount which represents the relevant gain.

(8)For the purposes of this section, the amount of the total profits for an accounting period which represents the relevant gain is—

(a)where the amount of the relevant gain does not exceed the amount which is included in respect of chargeable gains for that period, an amount equal to the amount of the relevant gain;

(b)where the amount of the relevant gain exceeds the amount which is included in respect of chargeable gains for that period, the amount so included.

(9)To the extent that a payment of interest made by the relevant company in the accounting period in which the relevant gain accrues represents excess overdue interest, the payment shall not be deductible under section 338(1) from such part of the total profits for that accounting period as represents the relevant gain.

(10)Whether a payment of interest made by the relevant company represents excess overdue interest, and if so to what extent, shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of Part IV of Schedule 28A.

(11)Subsections (8) and (9) of section 768 shall apply for the purposes of this section as they apply for the purposes of that section.

(12)In this section—

  • “the relevant provisions of the 1992 Act” means section 8(1) of and Schedule 7A to that Act; and

  • “investment company” has the same meaning as in Part IV.

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