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Finance Act 1995

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11(1)In section 431(2) of the Taxes Act 1988, for the definition of “linked assets” substitute—

“linked assets”, and related expressions, shall be construed in accordance with section 432ZA;.

(2)After section 432 of the Taxes Act 1988 insert—

432ZALinked assets.

(1)In this Chapter “linked assets” means assets of an insurance company which are identified in its records as assets by reference to the value of which benefits provided for under a policy or contract are to be determined.

(2)Linked assets shall be taken—

(a)to be linked to long term business of a particular category if the policies or contracts providing for the benefits concerned are policies or contracts the effecting of which constitutes the carrying on of business of that category; and

(b)to be linked solely to long term business of a particular category if all (or all but an insignificant proportion) of the policies or contracts providing for the benefits concerned are policies or contracts the effecting of which constitutes the carrying on of business of that category.

(3)Where an asset is linked to more than one category of long term business, a part of the asset shall be taken to be linked to each category; and references in this Chapter to assets linked (but not solely linked) to any category of business shall be construed accordingly.

(4)Where subsection (3) above applies, the part of the asset linked to any category of business shall be a proportion determined as follows—

(a)where in the records of the company values are shown for the asset in funds referable to particular categories of business, the proportion shall be determined by reference to those values;

(b)in any other case the proportion shall be equal to the proportion which the total of the linked liabilities of the company referable to that category of business bears to the total of the linked liabilities of the company referable to all the categories of business to which the asset is linked.

(5)For the purposes of sections 432A to 432F—

(a)income arising in any period from assets linked but not solely linked to a category of business,

(b)gains arising in any period from the disposal of such assets, and

(c)increases and decreases in the value of such assets,

shall be treated as arising to that category of business in the proportion which is the mean of the proportions determined under subsection (4) above at the beginning and end of the period.

(6)In this section “linked liabilities” means liabilities in respect of benefits to be determined by reference to the value of linked assets.

(7)In the case of a policy or contract the effecting of which constitutes a class of life assurance business the fact that it also constitutes long term business other than life assurance business shall be disregarded for the purposes of this section unless the benefits to be provided which constitute long term business other than life assurance business are to be determined by reference to the value of assets..

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