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Finance Act 1995

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99Highway concessions

(1)The [1990 c. 1.] Capital Allowances Act 1990 shall be amended as follows.

(2)In section 3(5) (right to charge road tolls deemed to be interest in land for the purposes of writing-down allowance), for “charge tolls” there shall be substituted “a highway concession”.

(3)In subsection (1) of section 4 (events giving rise to balancing allowances or charges), after paragraph (d) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(da)that interest, being a highway concession, is brought to or comes to an end, or.

(4)After subsection (2) of section 4 there shall be inserted the following subsections—

(2AA)No balancing allowance or balancing charge shall be made by reason of an event falling within paragraph (da) of subsection (1) above if the period for which the concession was granted is deemed for the purposes of this subsection to be extended to include any period after the end of the concession; and for the purposes of this subsection where in the case of any highway concession that period is or is deemed to be different in relation to different parts of the road in respect of which it has been granted such apportionment shall be made for the purposes of this subsection as may be just and reasonable.

(2AB)Where a highway concession in respect of any road (“the prior concession”) is brought to or comes to an end in circumstances in which—

(a)the person entitled to that concession is afforded (whether or not in pursuance of any legally enforceable arrangements), and takes advantage of, an opportunity to be granted a renewal of the concession, on the same or modified terms, in respect of the whole or any part of that road, or

(b)that person, or a person who is connected with that person within the terms of section 839 of the principal Act, is so afforded, and takes advantage of, an opportunity to be granted a new concession, on the same or modified terms, in respect of, or of a road that includes, the whole or any part of that road,

then to the extent that the prior concession and the renewed or new concession relate to the same road, the period of the prior concession shall be deemed, for the purposes of subsection (2AA) above, to have been extended or further extended for the period of the renewed or new concession and any question for the purposes of this Part as to what constitutes the relevant interest at any time after the renewal, or (as the case may be) the grant of the new concession, shall be determined on the assumption that the renewed or new concession is a continuation of the prior concession.

(5)In section 18(1)(da) (definition of “industrial building or structure” to include structure in use for the purposes of a toll road undertaking), for “toll road” there shall be substituted “highway”.

(6)In section 20 (meaning of “the relevant interest”)—

(a)in subsection (5), for “a toll road, the right to charge tolls” there shall be substituted “any road, a highway concession”; and

(b)in subsection (6)—

(i)in the words before paragraph (a), for “toll road” there shall be substituted “road”;

(ii)in paragraph (b), for “charge tolls” there shall be substituted “a highway concession”; and

(iii)in the words after paragraph (b), for “right to charge tolls” there shall be substituted “highway concession”.

(7)After subsection (5) of section 21 (interpretation of Part I) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(5AA)In this Part—

  • “highway concession”, in relation to any road, means—

    (a)

    any right, in respect of the fact that the road is or will be used by the general public, to receive sums from the Secretary of State or from the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland, or

    (b)

    where that road is a toll road, the right to charge tolls in respect of the road,

    and

  • “highway undertaking” means so much of any undertaking relating to the design, building, financing and operation of any roads as is carried on for the purposes of, or in connection with, the exploitation of highway concessions.

(8)In subsections (5A) and (5B) of section 21, for the words “toll road undertaking”, in each place where they occur, there shall be substituted “highway undertaking”; and in subsection (5B) for “toll road comprised in it” there shall be substituted “road in relation to which it is carried on”.

(9)In section 156 (meaning of sale, insurance, salvage or compensation moneys), after paragraph (d) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(e)where the event is the bringing or coming to an end of a highway concession (within the meaning of Part I), any insurance moneys or other compensation received by him in respect of any expenditure which is, or for the purposes of that Part is deemed to be, capital expenditure on the construction of the road in question, in so far as that compensation consists of capital sums.

(10)This section has effect in relation to expenditure incurred on or after 6th April 1995.

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