Finance Act 2001

Preferred debts in ScotlandE+W+S+N.I.

18(1)In paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 66) (tax liabilities that are preferred debts), the following sub-paragraph shall be inserted before sub-paragraph (2)—

(1D)Any aggregates levy which is referable to the period of six months next before the relevant date.

(2)In that Schedule, the following paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph 8C—

Periods to which aggregates levy referable

8D(1)For the purpose of paragraph 2(1D) of Part 1 of this Schedule—

(a)where the whole of the accounting period to which any aggregates levy is attributable falls within the period of six months next before the relevant date (’the relevant period’), the whole amount of that levy shall be referable to the relevant period; and

(b)in any other case the amount of any aggregates levy which shall be referable to the relevant period shall be the proportion of the levy which is equal to such proportion (if any) of the accounting period in question as falls within the relevant period.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above ’accounting period’ shall be construed in accordance with Part 2 of the Finance Act 2001..