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SCHEDULE 26Transfers: tax

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Part IInterpretation

1(1)In this Schedule—

  • “the 1988 Act” means the [1988 c. 1.] Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988,

  • “the 1990 Act” means the [1990 c. 1.] Capital Allowances Act 1990,

  • “the 1992 Act” means the [1992 c. 12.] Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992,

  • “the Capital Allowances Acts” has the same meaning as in the Tax Acts,

  • “fixture” has the same meaning as in Chapter VI of Part II of the 1990 Act,

  • “franchise company” means any body corporate which is, or is to be, the franchisee or the franchise operator under a franchise agreement, and

  • “qualifying transfer” means a transfer which is a relevant transfer for the purposes of any of Parts II to VI of this Schedule.

(2)So far as it relates to corporation tax, this Schedule is to be construed as one with the Corporation Tax Acts.

(3)So far as it relates to capital allowances, this Schedule is to be construed as one with the Capital Allowances Acts.

Part IITransfers to SRA from Franchising Director, Secretary of State and Regulator

Interpretation

2In this Part of this Schedule—

  • “relevant transfer” means a transfer of property, rights or liabilities by virtue of—

    (a)

    section 215,

    (b)

    a scheme under paragraph 1 of Schedule 15, or

    (c)

    a scheme under paragraph 31 of Schedule 17,

  • “transferee”, in relation to a relevant transfer, means the Authority, and

  • “transferor”, in relation to a relevant transfer, means the person from whom the property, rights or liabilities are transferred.

Chargeable gains: no gain no loss

3For the purposes of the 1992 Act a disposal by virtue of provision made under paragraph 34(a) of Schedule 17 is to be taken to be for a consideration such that no gain or loss accrues to the person making the disposal.

Chargeable gains: disposal of debts

4(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if in the case of a relevant transfer—

(a)a debt owed to the transferor is transferred to the transferee, and

(b)the transferor would, apart from this paragraph, be the original creditor in relation to that debt for the purposes of section 251 of the 1992 Act (disposal of debts).

(2)The 1992 Act is to have effect as if the transferee (and not the transferor) were the original creditor for those purposes.

Capital allowances for plant and machinery

5(1)This paragraph applies in relation to property if—

(a)the property is plant or machinery to which a relevant transfer relates,

(b)the property would have been treated for the purposes of the Capital Allowances Acts (had the transferor incurred expenditure qualifying for allowances under Part II of the 1990 Act on the provision of the property) as disposed of by the transferor to the transferee on the transfer taking effect, and

(c)the relevant order or scheme contains provision for the transferee to be taken for the purposes of those Acts to have incurred capital expenditure of an amount specified in or determined in accordance with the order or scheme on the provision of the property.

(2)For the purposes of those Acts—

(a)the transferee is to be taken to have incurred capital expenditure of that amount on the provision of the property for the purposes for which it is used by the transferee on and after the taking effect of the transfer,

(b)the property is to be taken as belonging to the transferee in consequence of the transferee having incurred that expenditure, and

(c)in the case of a fixture, the expenditure which falls to be treated as incurred by the transferee is to be taken for the purposes of section 54 of the 1990 Act to be incurred by the giving of a consideration consisting in a capital sum of that amount.

(3)In sub-paragraph (1)(c) “the relevant order or scheme” means—

(a)in the case of a transfer by virtue of section 215, an order made by the Secretary of State by statutory instrument, or

(b)in the case of a transfer by virtue of a scheme under paragraph 1 of Schedule 15 or paragraph 31 of Schedule 17, the scheme concerned.

(4)A provision mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(c) for the determination of an amount may include provision—

(a)for a determination to be made by the Secretary of State in a manner described in the order or scheme,

(b)for a determination to be made by reference to factors so described or to the opinion of a person so described, and

(c)for a determination to be capable of being modified (on one or more occasions) in a manner and in circumstances so described.

(5)The Treasury’s consent is required for the making or modification of a determination under a provision mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(c).

(6)The transferee’s consent is also required for such a modification after the relevant transfer takes effect.

(7)If there is a determination or a modification of a determination under a provision mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(c) all necessary adjustments—

(a)must be made by making assessments or by repayment or discharge of tax, and

(b)must be made despite any limitation on the time within which assessments may be made.

Capital allowances for plant and machinery: connected persons

6For the purposes of Part II of the 1990 Act references in that Part to a transaction (however described) between connected persons within the meaning of section 839 of the 1988 Act are not to include references to a relevant transfer.

Loan relationships

7(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if as a result of a relevant transfer the transferee replaces, or (if the transferor had been a company) would have replaced, the transferor as a party to a loan relationship.

(2)Chapter II of Part IV of the [1996 c. 8.] Finance Act 1996 is to have effect in relation to the time when the relevant transfer takes effect and any later time as if—

(a)the transferee had been a party to the loan relationship at the time the transferor became, or (if the transferor had been a company) would have become, a party to the loan relationship and at all times since that time, and

(b)the loan relationship to which the transferee is a party after the time the transfer takes effect is the same loan relationship as that to which, by virtue of paragraph (a), it is treated as having been a party before that time.

(3)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2) the transferor (and accordingly the transferee) is to be taken to have accounted for the loan relationship in accordance with an authorised accounting method corresponding to that in accordance with which the transferee accounts for the loan relationship in the accounting period in which the transfer takes effect.

(4)Expressions used in this paragraph and in Chapter II of Part IV of the Finance Act 1996 have the same meanings in this paragraph as in that Chapter.

Part IIITransfers from BR to SRA

Interpretation

8In this Part of this Schedule—

  • “relevant transfer” means a transfer of property, rights or liabilities by virtue of—

    (a)

    paragraph 11 of Schedule 18, or

    (b)

    a scheme under paragraph 1 of Schedule 19,

  • “transferee”, in relation to a relevant transfer, means the Authority, and

  • “transferor”, in relation to a relevant transfer, means the Board.

Chargeable gains: general

9For the purposes of the 1992 Act a disposal—

(a)constituted by a relevant transfer, or

(b)by virtue of provision made under paragraph 4 of Schedule 19,

is to be taken (in relation to the person to whom the disposal is made as well as the person making the disposal) to be for a consideration such that no gain or loss accrues to the person making the disposal.

Chargeable gains: restriction of losses

10(1)If there has been a disposal of an asset—

(a)constituted by a relevant transfer, or

(b)by virtue of provision made under paragraph 4 of Schedule 19,

subsection (8) of section 41 of the 1992 Act (which applies that section to cases where assets have been acquired without gain or loss) is to have effect as if the asset had been disposed of and acquired in circumstances mentioned in that subsection.

(2)This paragraph is not to prejudice paragraph 9.

Chargeable gains: groups

11(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if a company (“the degrouped company”)—

(a)acquired an asset from another company at any time when both were members of the same group of companies (“the old group”), and

(b)ceases by virtue of a relevant transfer to be a member of the old group.

(2)Section 179 of the 1992 Act (company ceasing to be member of group) is not to treat the degrouped company as having by virtue of the transfer sold and immediately reacquired the asset.

(3)If sub-paragraph (2) applies to an asset, that section is to have effect on and after the first subsequent occasion on which the degrouped company ceases to be a member of a group of companies (“the new group”), otherwise than by virtue of a qualifying transfer, as if the degrouped company and the company from which it acquired the asset had been members of the new group at the time of acquisition.

(4)If, disregarding any preparatory transactions, a company would be regarded for the purposes of section 179 of the 1992 Act (and, accordingly, of this paragraph) as ceasing to be a member of a group of companies by virtue of a qualifying transfer, it is to be regarded for those purposes as so doing by virtue of the qualifying transfer and not by virtue of any preparatory transactions.

(5)In this paragraph “preparatory transaction” means anything done under or by virtue of this Part of this Act for the purpose of initiating, advancing or facilitating the qualifying transfer in question.

(6)Expressions used in this paragraph and in section 179 of the 1992 Act have the same meanings in this paragraph as in that section.

Chargeable gains: disposal of debts

12(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if in the case of a relevant transfer—

(a)a debt owed to the transferor is transferred to the transferee, and

(b)the transferor would, apart from this paragraph, be the original creditor in relation to that debt for the purposes of section 251 of the 1992 Act (disposal of debts).

(2)The 1992 Act is to have effect as if the transferee (and not the transferor) were the original creditor for those purposes.

Continuity in relation to capital allowances etc. where trade transferred

13(1)If, apart from this paragraph—

(a)the transferor would be treated for the purposes of the Corporation Tax Acts as having ceased, by virtue of a relevant transfer taking effect, to carry on any trade, and

(b)the transferee would be treated as having begun, on that transfer taking effect, to carry it on,

the trade is not to be treated as permanently discontinued, nor a new trade as set up, for the purposes of the allowances and charges provided for by the Capital Allowances Acts, but sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) are to apply.

(2)Subject to sub-paragraphs (3) and (4), in a case falling within sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)there are to be made to or on the transferee in accordance with the Capital Allowances Acts all such allowances and charges as would, if the transferor had continued to carry on the trade, have fallen to be made to or on the transferor, and

(b)the amount of any such allowance or charge is to be computed as if—

(i)the transferee had been carrying on the trade since the transferor began to do so, and

(ii)everything done to or by the transferor had been done to or by the transferee (but so that the relevant transfer itself, so far as it relates to any assets in use for the purpose of the trade, shall not be treated as giving rise to any such allowance or charge).

(3)For the purposes of the Corporation Tax Acts, only such amounts (if any) as may be specified in or determined in accordance with an order made by the Secretary of State by statutory instrument are to be allocated to the transferee in respect of expenditure by reference to which capital allowances may be made by virtue of sub-paragraph (2) in relation to anything to which the transfer relates.

(4)Sub-paragraph (2) is to affect the amounts falling to be taken into account in relation to the transferor as expenditure by reference to which capital allowances may be made only so far as necessary to give effect to a reduction of any such amount by a sum equal to so much of that amount as is allocated to the transferee as mentioned in sub-paragraph (3).

(5)An order under sub-paragraph (3) may include provision—

(a)for a determination to be made by the Secretary of State in a manner described in the order,

(b)for a determination to be made by reference to factors so described or to the opinion of a person so described, and

(c)for a determination to be capable of being modified (on one or more occasions) in a manner and in circumstances so described.

(6)The Treasury’s consent is required for the making or modification of a determination of any such amount as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (3).

(7)The transferee’s consent is also required for such a modification after the relevant transfer takes effect.

(8)In determining whether sub-paragraph (1) has effect in relation to a relevant transfer in a case where—

(a)the transferor continues to carry on any trade or part of a trade after the transfer takes effect, or

(b)the transferee was carrying on any trade before the transfer takes effect,

the trade or part of a trade which is continued, or was being carried on, shall for the purposes of that sub-paragraph be treated in relation to any trade or part of a trade which is transferred by virtue of the transfer as a separate trade and shall accordingly be disregarded.

(9)If there is a determination or a modification of a determination for any purposes of this paragraph, all necessary adjustments—

(a)must be made by making assessments or by repayment or discharge of tax, and

(b)must be made despite any limitation on the time within which assessments may be made.

Capital allowances for plant and machinery

14(1)This paragraph applies in relation to property if—

(a)the property is plant or machinery to which a relevant transfer relates,

(b)paragraph 13 does not apply in relation to the transfer of the property to the transferee,

(c)the property would be treated for the purposes of the Capital Allowances Acts as disposed of by the transferor to the transferee on the transfer taking effect, and

(d)the scheme concerned contains provision for the disposal value of the property to be taken for the purposes of those Acts to be of an amount specified in or determined in accordance with the scheme.

(2)For the purposes of those Acts—

(a)the provision mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(d) is to have effect (instead of section 26(1) or 59 of the 1990 Act) for determining an amount as the disposal value of the property or the price at which a fixture is to be treated as sold,

(b)the transferee is to be taken to have incurred capital expenditure of that amount on the provision of the property for the purposes for which it is used by the transferee on and after the taking effect of the transfer,

(c)the property is to be taken as belonging to the transferee in consequence of the transferee having incurred that expenditure, and

(d)in the case of a fixture, the expenditure which falls to be treated as incurred by the transferee is to be taken for the purposes of section 54 of the 1990 Act to be incurred by the giving of a consideration consisting in a capital sum of that amount.

(3)A provision mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(d) for the determination of an amount may include provision—

(a)for a determination to be made by the Secretary of State in a manner described in the scheme,

(b)for a determination to be made by reference to factors so described or to the opinion of a person so described, and

(c)for a determination to be capable of being modified (on one or more occasions) in a manner and in circumstances so described.

(4)The Treasury’s consent is required for the making or modification of a determination under a provision mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(d).

(5)The transferee’s consent is also required for such a modification after the relevant transfer takes effect.

(6)If there is a determination or a modification of a determination under a provision mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(d) all necessary adjustments—

(a)must be made by making assessments or by repayment or discharge of tax, and

(b)must be made despite any limitation on the time within which assessments may be made.

Capital allowances for plant and machinery: connected persons

15For the purposes of Part II of the 1990 Act references in that Part to a transaction (however described) between connected persons within the meaning of section 839 of the 1988 Act are not to include references to a relevant transfer.

Leased assets

16(1)Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply for the purposes of section 781 of the 1988 Act (assets leased to traders and others) if the interest of the lessor or the lessee under a lease, or any other interest in an asset, is transferred to a person under a relevant transfer.

(2)The transfer is to be treated as made without any capital sum having been obtained in respect of the interest by the transferor; and this is so despite section 783(4) of that Act.

(3)If the interest is an interest under a lease, payments made by the transferor under the lease before the transfer takes effect are to be treated as if they had been made under that lease by the transferee.

(4)Sub-paragraph (5) applies for the purposes of section 781 of the 1988 Act if a lease, or any other interest in an asset, is granted by virtue of provision made under paragraph 4 of Schedule 19.

(5)The grant is to be treated as made without any capital sum having been obtained in respect of the lease, or interest, by the grantor; and this is so despite section 783(4) of that Act.

(6)No charge is to arise under section 781(1) of the 1988 Act by virtue of section 783(2) of that Act in a case where the capital sum mentioned in section 781(1)(b)(i) or (ii) of that Act is or forms part of the consideration obtained (or treated by section 783(4) of that Act as obtained) by the transferor on a disposal by virtue of a relevant transfer of securities of a subsidiary of the transferor.

(7)Expressions used in this paragraph and in sections 781 to 785 of the 1988 Act have the same meanings in this paragraph as in those sections.

Loan relationships

17(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if, as a result of a relevant transfer, the transferee replaces the transferor as a party to a loan relationship.

(2)Chapter II of Part IV of the [1996 c. 8.] Finance Act 1996 is to have effect in relation to the time when the relevant transfer takes effect and any later time as if—

(a)the transferee had been a party to the loan relationship at the time the transferor became a party to the loan relationship and at all times since that time, and

(b)the loan relationship to which the transferee is a party after the time the transfer takes effect is the same loan relationship as that to which, by virtue of paragraph (a), it is treated as having been a party before that time.

(3)Expressions used in this paragraph and in Chapter II of Part IV of the Finance Act 1996 have the same meanings in this paragraph as in that Chapter.

Charge to tax under Case I of Schedule D

18(1)This paragraph applies for the purpose of computing the profits or losses of the transferor and the transferee under Case I of Schedule D in respect of any trade or part of a trade transferred by a relevant transfer in relation to the time when the transfer takes effect and any later time.

(2)The trade or part of a trade transferred is to be treated as having been, at the time of its commencement and at all times since that time, a separate trade carried on by the transferee.

(3)The trade carried on by the transferee after the time the transfer takes effect is to be treated as the same trade as that which, by virtue of sub-paragraph (2), it is treated as having carried on before that time.

(4)This paragraph is subject to paragraphs 13 and 17.

Part IVTransfers to Secretary of State from SRA and BR

Interpretation

19In this Part of this Schedule—

  • “relevant transfer” means a transfer of property, rights or liabilities by virtue of—

    (a)

    a scheme under paragraph 1 of Schedule 21 under which the property, rights or liabilities are transferred to the Secretary of State, or

    (b)

    a scheme under paragraph 1 of Schedule 25,

  • “transferee”, in relation to a relevant transfer, means the Secretary of State, and

  • “transferor”, in relation to a relevant transfer, means the person from whom the property, rights or liabilities are transferred.

Chargeable gains: groups

20(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if a company (“the degrouped company”)—

(a)acquired an asset from another company at any time when both were members of the same group of companies (“the old group”), and

(b)ceases by virtue of a relevant transfer to be a member of the old group.

(2)Section 179 of the 1992 Act (company ceasing to be member of group) is not to treat the degrouped company as having by virtue of the transfer sold and immediately reacquired the asset.

(3)If, disregarding any preparatory transactions, a company would be regarded for the purposes of section 179 of the 1992 Act (and, accordingly, of this paragraph) as ceasing to be a member of a group of companies by virtue of a relevant transfer, it is to be regarded for those purposes as so doing by virtue of the relevant transfer and not by virtue of any preparatory transactions.

(4)In this paragraph “preparatory transaction” means anything done under or by virtue of this Part of this Act for the purpose of initiating, advancing or facilitating the relevant transfer in question.

(5)Expressions used in this paragraph and in section 179 of the 1992 Act have the same meanings in this paragraph as in that section.

Capital allowances: actual consideration to be the disposal value

21(1)Sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) apply for the purposes of Part I of the 1990 Act, and the other provisions of that Act which are relevant to that Part, if there is a disposal by virtue of a relevant transfer of the relevant interest in—

(a)an industrial building or structure, or

(b)a qualifying hotel or a commercial building or structure.

(2)The disposal is to be treated as a sale of that relevant interest.

(3)The sale moneys in respect of that sale are to be taken—

(a)if a capital sum is received by the transferor or a person connected with the transferor by way of consideration or compensation in respect of the disposal, to be an amount equal to that capital sum, or

(b)if no such capital sum is received, to be nil.

(4)Sections 157 and 158 of that Act (sales between connected persons or without change of control) are not to have effect in relation to that sale.

(5)Sub-paragraph (6) applies for determining, in the case of machinery or plant which is treated for the purposes of the Capital Allowances Acts as disposed of by virtue of a relevant transfer, the amount which (in consequence of that disposal) is to be brought into account as the disposal value of that machinery or plant for the purposes of section 24 of the 1990 Act (balancing adjustments).

(6)The amount is, subject to section 26(2) and (3) of that Act (disposal value of machinery or plant not to exceed capital expenditure incurred on its provision) to be taken—

(a)if a capital sum is received by the transferor or a person connected with the transferor by way of consideration or compensation in respect of the disposal, to be an amount equal to that capital sum, or

(b)if no such capital sum is received, to be nil.

(7)Sub-paragraph (8) applies if, in consequence of a disposal by virtue of a relevant transfer, a fixture is treated by section 57(2) of the 1990 Act as ceasing to belong to a person at any time.

(8)The amount which, in consequence of that disposal, is to be brought into account as the disposal value of the fixture for the purposes of section 24 of that Act is, subject to section 26(2) and (3) of that Act, to be taken—

(a)if a capital sum is received by the transferor or a person connected with the transferor by way of consideration or compensation in respect of the disposal, to be an amount equal to that portion of that capital sum which falls (or, if the person to whom the disposal is made were entitled to an allowance, would fall) to be treated for the purposes of Part II of that Act as expenditure incurred by that person on the provision of the fixture, or

(b)if no such capital sum is received, to be nil.

(9)Sub-paragraphs (3), (6) and (8) have effect despite any other provision of the Capital Allowances Acts.

Leased assets

22(1)Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply for the purposes of section 781 of the 1988 Act (assets leased to traders and others) if the interest of the lessor or the lessee under a lease, or any other interest in an asset, is transferred to a person under a relevant transfer.

(2)The transfer is to be treated as made without any capital sum having been obtained in respect of the interest by the transferor; and this is so despite section 783(4) of that Act.

(3)If the interest is an interest under a lease, payments made by the transferor under the lease before the transfer takes effect are to be treated as if they had been made under that lease by the transferee.

(4)Sub-paragraph (5) applies for the purposes of section 781 of the 1988 Act if a lease, or any other interest in an asset, is granted by the transferor by virtue of provision made under paragraph 5 of Schedule 21 or paragraph 4 of Schedule 25.

(5)The grant is to be treated as made without any capital sum having been obtained in respect of the lease, or interest, by the transferor; and this is so despite section 783(4) of that Act.

(6)No charge is to arise under section 781(1) of the 1988 Act by virtue of section 783(2) of that Act in a case where the capital sum mentioned in section 781(1)(b)(i) or (ii) of that Act is or forms part of the consideration obtained (or treated by section 783(4) of that Act as obtained) by the transferor on a disposal by virtue of a relevant transfer of securities of a subsidiary of the transferor.

(7)Expressions used in this paragraph and in sections 781 to 785 of the 1988 Act have the same meanings in this paragraph as in those sections.

Part VTransfers from SRA to franchise company

Interpretation

23In this Part of this Schedule—

  • “relevant transfer” means a transfer of property, rights or liabilities by virtue of a scheme under paragraph 1 of Schedule 21 under which the property, rights or liabilities are transferred to a franchise company,

  • “transferee”, in relation to a relevant transfer, means the franchise company to whom the property, rights or liabilities are transferred, and

  • “transferor”, in relation to a relevant transfer, means the person from whom the property, rights or liabilities are transferred.

Chargeable gains: disposals not to be treated as made at market value

24(1)Section 17 of the 1992 Act (disposals and acquisitions treated as made at market value) is not to have effect in relation to—

(a)a disposal constituted by a relevant transfer or a disposal by virtue of provision made under paragraph 5 of Schedule 21, or

(b)the acquisition made by the person to whom the disposal is made.

(2)But sub-paragraph (1) does not apply—

(a)if the person making the disposal is connected with the person making the acquisition, or

(b)in the case of a disposal by virtue of provision made under paragraph 5 of Schedule 21, if the disposal is made by or to a person other than the transferor or the transferee.

(3)If sub-paragraph (1) applies to the disposal of an asset, the disposal is to be taken (in relation to the person making the acquisition as well as the person making the disposal) to be—

(a)in a case where consideration in money or money’s worth is given by the person making the acquisition or on his behalf in respect of the vesting of the asset in him, for a consideration equal to the amount or value of that consideration, or

(b)in a case where no such consideration is given, for a consideration of nil.

Chargeable gains: groups

25(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if a company (“the degrouped company”)—

(a)acquired an asset from another company at any time when both were members of the same group of companies (“the old group”), and

(b)ceases by virtue of a relevant transfer to be a member of the old group.

(2)Section 179 of the 1992 Act (company ceasing to be member of group) is not to treat the degrouped company as having by virtue of the transfer sold and immediately reacquired the asset.

(3)If sub-paragraph (2) applies to an asset, that section is to have effect on and after the first subsequent occasion on which the degrouped company ceases to be a member of a group of companies (“the new group”), otherwise than by virtue of a qualifying transfer, as if the degrouped company and the company from which it acquired the asset had been members of the new group at the time of acquisition.

(4)If, disregarding any preparatory transactions, a company would be regarded for the purposes of section 179 of the 1992 Act (and, accordingly, of this paragraph) as ceasing to be a member of a group of companies by virtue of a qualifying transfer, it is to be regarded for those purposes as so doing by virtue of the qualifying transfer and not by virtue of any preparatory transactions.

(5)In this paragraph “preparatory transaction” means anything done under or by virtue of this Part of this Act for the purpose of initiating, advancing or facilitating the qualifying transfer in question.

(6)Expressions used in this paragraph and in section 179 of the 1992 Act have the same meanings in this paragraph as in that section.

Chargeable gains: disposal of debts

26(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if in the case of a relevant transfer—

(a)a debt owed to the transferor is transferred to the transferee, and

(b)the transferor would, apart from this paragraph, be the original creditor in relation to that debt for the purposes of section 251 of the 1992 Act (disposal of debts).

(2)The 1992 Act is to have effect as if the transferee (and not the transferor) were the original creditor for those purposes.

Capital allowances: actual consideration to be the disposal value

27(1)Sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) apply for the purposes of Part I of the 1990 Act, and the other provisions of that Act which are relevant to that Part, if there is a disposal by virtue of a relevant transfer of the relevant interest in—

(a)an industrial building or structure, or

(b)a qualifying hotel or a commercial building or structure.

(2)The disposal is to be treated as a sale of that relevant interest.

(3)The sale moneys in respect of that sale are to be taken—

(a)if a capital sum is received by the transferor or a person connected with the transferor by way of consideration or compensation in respect of the disposal, to be an amount equal to that capital sum, or

(b)if no such capital sum is received, to be nil.

(4)Sections 157 and 158 of that Act (sales between connected persons or without change of control) are not to have effect in relation to that sale.

(5)Sub-paragraph (6) applies for determining, in the case of machinery or plant which is treated for the purposes of the Capital Allowances Acts as disposed of by virtue of a relevant transfer, the amount which (in consequence of that disposal) is to be brought into account as the disposal value of that machinery or plant for the purposes of section 24 of the 1990 Act (balancing adjustments).

(6)The amount is, subject to section 26(2) and (3) of that Act (disposal value of machinery or plant not to exceed capital expenditure incurred on its provision) to be taken—

(a)if a capital sum is received by the transferor or a person connected with the transferor by way of consideration or compensation in respect of the disposal, to be an amount equal to that capital sum, or

(b)if no such capital sum is received, to be nil.

(7)Sub-paragraph (8) applies if, in consequence of a disposal by virtue of a relevant transfer, a fixture is treated by section 57(2) of the 1990 Act as ceasing to belong to a person at any time.

(8)The amount which, in consequence of that disposal, is to be brought into account as the disposal value of the fixture for the purposes of section 24 of that Act is, subject to section 26(2) and (3) of that Act, to be taken—

(a)if a capital sum is received by the transferor or a person connected with the transferor by way of consideration or compensation in respect of the disposal, to be an amount equal to that portion of that capital sum which falls (or, if the person to whom the disposal is made were entitled to an allowance, would fall) to be treated for the purposes of Part II of that Act as expenditure incurred by that person on the provision of the fixture, or

(b)if no such capital sum is received, to be nil.

(9)Sub-paragraphs (3), (6) and (8) have effect despite any other provision of the Capital Allowances Acts.

Leased assets

28(1)Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply for the purposes of section 781 of the 1988 Act (assets leased to traders and others) if the interest of the lessor or the lessee under a lease, or any other interest in an asset, is transferred to a person under a relevant transfer.

(2)The transfer is to be treated as made without any capital sum having been obtained in respect of the interest by the transferor; and this is so despite section 783(4) of that Act.

(3)If the interest is an interest under a lease, payments made by the transferor under the lease before the transfer takes effect are to be treated as if they had been made under that lease by the transferee.

(4)Sub-paragraph (5) applies for the purposes of section 781 of the 1988 Act if a lease, or any other interest in an asset, is granted by the transferor by virtue of provision made under paragraph 5 of Schedule 21.

(5)The grant is to be treated as made without any capital sum having been obtained in respect of the lease, or interest, by the transferor; and this is so despite section 783(4) of that Act.

(6)No charge is to arise under section 781(1) of the 1988 Act by virtue of section 783(2) of that Act in a case where the capital sum mentioned in section 781(1)(b)(i) or (ii) of that Act is or forms part of the consideration obtained (or treated by section 783(4) of that Act as obtained) by the transferor on a disposal by virtue of a relevant transfer of securities of a subsidiary of the transferor.

(7)Expressions used in this paragraph and in sections 781 to 785 of the 1988 Act have the same meanings in this paragraph as in those sections.

Loan relationships

29(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if, as a result of a relevant transfer, the transferee replaces the transferor as a party to a loan relationship.

(2)Chapter II of Part IV of the [1996 c. 8.] Finance Act 1996 is to have effect in relation to the time when the relevant transfer takes effect and any later time as if—

(a)the transferee had been a party to the loan relationship at the time the transferor became a party to the loan relationship and at all times since that time, and

(b)the loan relationship to which the transferee is a party after the time the transfer takes effect is the same loan relationship as that to which, by virtue of paragraph (a), it is treated as having been a party before that time.

(3)Expressions used in this paragraph and in Chapter II of Part IV of the Finance Act 1996 have the same meanings in this paragraph as in that Chapter.

Part VITransfers of franchise assets

Interpretation

30In this Part of this Schedule—

  • “relevant transfer” means a transfer of property, rights or liabilities by virtue of a scheme under paragraph 2 of Schedule 21 under which the property, rights or liabilities are transferred from a person which is, or has been, a franchise company,

  • “transferee”, in relation to a relevant transfer, means the person to whom the property, rights or liabilities are transferred, and

  • “transferor”, in relation to a relevant transfer, means the person from whom the property, rights or liabilities are transferred.

Chargeable gains: disposals not to be treated as made at market value

31(1)Section 17 of the 1992 Act (disposals and acquisitions treated as made at market value) is not to have effect in relation to—

(a)a disposal constituted by a relevant transfer or a disposal by virtue of provision made under paragraph 5 of Schedule 21, or

(b)the acquisition made by the person to whom the disposal is made.

(2)But sub-paragraph (1) does not apply—

(a)if the person making the disposal is connected with the person making the acquisition, or

(b)in the case of a disposal by virtue of provision made under paragraph 5 of Schedule 21, if the disposal is made by or to a person other than the transferor or the transferee.

(3)If sub-paragraph (1) applies to the disposal of an asset, the disposal is to be taken (in relation to the person making the acquisition as well as the person making the disposal) to be—

(a)in a case where consideration in money or money’s worth is given by the person making the acquisition or on his behalf in respect of the vesting of the asset in him, for a consideration equal to the amount or value of that consideration, or

(b)in a case where no such consideration is given, for a consideration of nil.

Chargeable gains: groups

32(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if a company (“the degrouped company”)—

(a)acquired an asset from another company at any time when both were members of the same group of companies (“the old group”), and

(b)ceases by virtue of a relevant transfer to be a member of the old group.

(2)Section 179 of the 1992 Act (company ceasing to be member of group) is not to treat the degrouped company as having by virtue of the transfer sold and immediately reacquired the asset.

(3)If sub-paragraph (2) applies to an asset, that section is to have effect on and after the first subsequent occasion on which the degrouped company ceases to be a member of a group of companies (“the new group”), otherwise than by virtue of a qualifying transfer, as if the degrouped company and the company from which it acquired the asset had been members of the new group at the time of acquisition.

(4)If, disregarding any preparatory transactions, a company would be regarded for the purposes of section 179 of the 1992 Act (and, accordingly, of this paragraph) as ceasing to be a member of a group of companies by virtue of a qualifying transfer, it is to be regarded for those purposes as so doing by virtue of the qualifying transfer and not by virtue of any preparatory transactions.

(5)In this paragraph “preparatory transaction” means anything done under or by virtue of this Part of this Act for the purpose of initiating, advancing or facilitating the qualifying transfer in question.

(6)Expressions used in this paragraph and in section 179 of the 1992 Act have the same meanings in this paragraph as in that section.

Chargeable gains: disposal of debts

33(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if in the case of a relevant transfer—

(a)a debt owed to the transferor is transferred to the transferee, and

(b)the transferor would, apart from this paragraph, be the original creditor in relation to that debt for the purposes of section 251 of the 1992 Act (disposal of debts).

(2)The 1992 Act is to have effect as if the transferee (and not the transferor) were the original creditor for those purposes.

Capital allowances: actual consideration to be the disposal value

34(1)Sub-paragraphs (2) to (5) apply for the purposes of Part I of the 1990 Act, and the other provisions of that Act which are relevant to that Part, if there is a disposal by virtue of a relevant transfer of the relevant interest in—

(a)an industrial building or structure, or

(b)a qualifying hotel or a commercial building or structure.

(2)The disposal is to be treated as a sale of that relevant interest.

(3)The sale moneys in respect of that sale are to be taken—

(a)if a capital sum is received by the transferor or a person connected with the transferor by way of consideration or compensation in respect of the disposal, to be an amount equal to that capital sum, or

(b)if no such capital sum is received, to be nil.

(4)The sale moneys in respect of that sale are to be taken, as respects the transferee only, to include in addition an amount equal to any capital sum received by a person other than the transferor or a person connected with the transferor by way of consideration or compensation in respect of the acquisition of the relevant interest by the transferee.

(5)Sections 157 and 158 of that Act (sales between connected persons or without change of control) are not to have effect in relation to that sale.

(6)Sub-paragraph (7) applies for determining, in the case of machinery or plant which is treated for the purposes of the Capital Allowances Acts as disposed of by virtue of a relevant transfer, the amount which (in consequence of that disposal) is to be brought into account as the disposal value of that machinery or plant for the purposes of section 24 of the 1990 Act (balancing adjustments).

(7)The amount is, subject to section 26(2) and (3) of that Act (disposal value of machinery or plant not to exceed capital expenditure incurred on its provision) to be taken—

(a)if a capital sum is received by the transferor or a person connected with the transferor by way of consideration or compensation in respect of the disposal, to be an amount equal to that capital sum, or

(b)if no such capital sum is received, to be nil.

(8)Sub-paragraph (9) applies if, in consequence of a disposal by virtue of a relevant transfer, a fixture is treated by section 57(2) of the 1990 Act as ceasing to belong to a person at any time.

(9)The amount which, in consequence of that disposal, is to be brought into account as the disposal value of the fixture for the purposes of section 24 of that Act is, subject to section 26(2) and (3) of that Act, to be taken—

(a)if a capital sum is received by the transferor or a person connected with the transferor by way of consideration or compensation in respect of the disposal, to be an amount equal to that portion of that capital sum which falls (or, if the person to whom the disposal is made were entitled to an allowance, would fall) to be treated for the purposes of Part II of that Act as expenditure incurred by that person on the provision of the fixture, or

(b)if no such capital sum is received, to be nil.

(10)Sub-paragraphs (3), (4), (7) and (9) have effect despite any other provision of the Capital Allowances Acts.

Loan relationships

35(1)Paragraph 11 of Schedule 9 to the [1996 c. 8.] Finance Act 1996 is not to have effect in a case where, as a result of a relevant transfer, the transferee replaces the transferor as a party to a loan relationship.

(2)Expressions used in this paragraph and in Chapter II of Part IV of the Finance Act 1996 have the same meanings in this paragraph as in that Chapter.

Part VIIOther provisions concerning transfers

Chargeable gains: value shifting

36Nothing in this Part of this Act and nothing done under it is to be regarded as a scheme or arrangement for the purposes of section 30 of the 1992 Act (tax-free benefits).

Chargeable gains: consequential amendment

37In section 35(3)(d) of the 1992 Act (list of provisions for transfers treated as made without gain or loss), after sub-paragraph (xiii) (inserted by paragraph 2(3) of Schedule 7 to this Act) insert—

(xiv)paragraphs 3 and 9 of Schedule 26 to the Transport Act 2000;.

Group relief

38The existence of the powers of the Secretary of State or the Authority under this Part of this Act is not to be regarded (and nothing else in that Part is to be regarded) as—

(a)constituting arrangements falling within section 410(1) or (2) of the 1988 Act (arrangements for transfer of company to another group or consortium), or

(b)constituting option arrangements for the purposes of paragraph 5B of Schedule 18 to the 1988 Act.

Modifications of transfer schemes

39(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies if—

(a)the effect of a scheme under paragraph 1 of Schedule 15, paragraph 31 of Schedule 17, paragraph 1 of Schedule 19 or paragraph 1 of Schedule 25 is modified by an order made by the Secretary of State, or

(b)the effect of a scheme under paragraph 1 of Schedule 21 under which the property, rights or liabilities are transferred to the Secretary of State or a franchise company is modified by an agreement made under paragraph 15 of that Schedule.

(2)The Corporation Tax Acts (including this Schedule) are to have effect as if—

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

(b)anything done by or in relation to the preceding holder had (so far as relating to the property, rights or liabilities affected by the modification) been done by or in relation to the subsequent holder.

(3)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2) the preceding holder is the person who without the modification—

(a)became (under the scheme concerned) entitled or subject to the property, rights or liabilities affected by the modification, or

(b)remained (despite the scheme concerned) entitled or subject to the property, rights or liabilities affected by the modification,

as the case may be.

(4)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2) the subsequent holder is the person who (in consequence of the modification) becomes, or resumes being, entitled or subject to the property, rights or liabilities affected by the modification.

Stamp duty and stamp duty reserve tax

40(1)Stamp duty is not to be chargeable on—

(a)a scheme under paragraph 1 of Schedule 15, paragraph 31 of Schedule 17 or paragraph 1 of Schedule 19, 21 or 25, or

(b)an instrument or agreement which is certified to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue by the Secretary of State as made in pursuance of such a scheme.

(2)No such scheme, and no instrument or agreement which is certified as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(b), is to be taken to be duly stamped unless—

(a)it has, in accordance with section 12 of the [1891 c. 39.] Stamp Act 1891, been stamped with a particular stamp denoting that it is not chargeable with that duty or that it is duly stamped, or

(b)it is stamped with the duty to which it would be liable, apart from this paragraph.

(3)Section 12 of the [1895 c. 16.] Finance Act 1895 is not to operate to require—

(a)the delivery to the Inland Revenue of a copy of this Act, or

(b)the payment of stamp duty under that section on any copy of this Act,

and is not to apply in relation to an instrument on which, by virtue of sub-paragraph (1), stamp duty is not chargeable.

(4)An agreement to transfer chargeable securities, as defined in section 99 of the [1986 c. 41.] Finance Act 1986, to a person specified in sub-paragraph (2)(a) to (c) of paragraph 1 of Schedule 21 is not to give rise to a charge to stamp duty reserve tax if the agreement is made for the purposes of, or for purposes connected with, a scheme under that paragraph.

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