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Finance Act 2002

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Transfer of life assurance business

89(1)This paragraph applies where there is—

(a)a transfer between two companies of business consisting of the effecting or carrying out of contracts of long-term insurance which has effect under an insurance business transfer scheme, or

(b)a transfer between two companies that is a qualifying overseas transfer within the meaning of paragraph 4A of Schedule 19AC to the Taxes Act 1988 (transfer of business of overseas life insurance company),

and the assets included in the transfer include intangible fixed assets that are chargeable intangible assets in relation to the transferor company immediately before the transfer and in relation to the successor company immediately after the transfer.

(2)Where this paragraph applies the transfer of those assets is treated for the purposes of this Schedule as tax-neutral (see paragraph 140).

(3)In this paragraph—

  • “contracts of long-term insurance” means contracts that fall within Part II of Schedule 1 to the Finance Services and Markets Act (Regulated Activities) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/544); and

  • “insurance business transfer scheme” means a scheme falling within section 105 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8) or an excluded scheme falling within Case 2, 3 or 4 of subsection (3) of that section.

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