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Finance Act 2002

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Meaning of “control” in section 87

8After section 87 insert—

87AMeaning of “control” in section 87

(1)For the purposes of section 87 above, “control”, in relation to a company, means the power of a person to secure—

(a)by means of the holding of shares or the possession of voting power in or in relation to the company or any other company, or

(b)by virtue of any powers conferred by the articles of association or other document regulating the company or any other company,

that the affairs of the company are conducted in accordance with his wishes.

(2)There shall be left out of account for the purposes of this section—

(a)any shares held by a company, and

(b)any voting power or other powers arising from shares held by a company,

if a profit on a sale of the shares would be treated as a trading receipt of a trade carried on by the company and the shares are not, within the meaning of Chapter 1 of Part 12 of the Taxes Act 1988, assets of an insurance company’s long-term insurance fund (see section 431(2) of that Act).

(3)Where section 114 of the Taxes Act 1988 (partnerships involving companies: special rules for computing profits and losses) applies in relation to a partnership, any property, rights or powers held or exercisable for the purposes of the partnership shall be treated for the purposes of this section, as respects any time in an accounting period of the partnership, as if—

(a)the property, rights or powers had been apportioned between, and were held or exercisable by, the partners severally, and

(b)the apportionment had been in the shares in which the profit or loss of the accounting period of the partnership would be apportioned between the partners under subsection (2) of that section,

but taking the references in paragraphs (a) and (b) above to partners as not including a reference to the general partner of a limited partnership which is a collective investment scheme within the meaning of section 235 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000..

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