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Finance Act 2002

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Application of paragraphs 8 and 9 in case of transfer of insurance business

10(1)This paragraph applies where—

(a)an asset to which paragraph 8 or 9 applies is transferred from one insurance company to another in pursuance of a transfer scheme, and

(b)immediately after the transfer either—

(i)the transferee company is resident in the United Kingdom, or

(ii)the asset is held for the purposes of a business carried on by the transferee company in the United Kingdom through a branch or agency.

(2)The asset shall not be regarded for the purposes of paragraph 8 as having been realised by the transferor by reason of its being transferred in pursuance of the transfer scheme.

(3)If the transfer is of the entire business of the transferor, the transferee is responsible under paragraph 8 or 9 for bringing into account any amount required to be brought into account after the transfer.

(4)In this paragraph—

  • “insurance company” has the same meaning as in Chapter 2 of Part 12 of the Taxes Act 1988 (see section 431(2) of that Act); and

  • “transfer scheme” means—

    (a)

    a scheme under section 105 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8), including an excluded scheme falling within Case 2, 3 or 4 of subsection (3) of that section, or

    (b)

    a qualifying overseas transfer scheme.

(5)A “qualifying overseas transfer scheme” means—

(a)so much of a transfer of the whole or part of the business of an overseas life insurance company carried on through a branch or agency in the United Kingdom as takes place in accordance with an authorisation granted outside the United Kingdom for the purposes of Article 11 of the third life insurance directive, or

(b)so much of a transfer of the whole or part of the business of an insurance company other than an overseas life insurance company as takes place in accordance with an authorisation granted outside the United Kingdom for the purposes of Article 12 of the third non-life insurance directive.

(6)In sub-paragraph (5)—

  • “overseas life insurance company” has the same meaning as in Chapter 2 of Part 12 of the Taxes Act 1988 (see section 431(2) of that Act);

  • “the third life insurance directive” means Council Directive 92/96/ EEC on the co-ordination of law regulations and administrative provisions relating to direct life assurance and amending Directive 79/267/EEC and 990/96/EEC; and

  • “the third non-life insurance directive” means Council Directive 92/ 49/EEC on the co-ordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to direct insurance other than life assurance and amending Directives 73/239/EEC and 88/357/EEC.

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