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Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

Paragraph 20: Requirements as to other shareholdings

3422.This paragraph imposes a requirement relating to the majority of the issued share capital of the same class as the eligible shares. The paragraph derives from paragraph 14(1) and (3) of Schedule 9 to ICTA. Its purpose is to prevent the manipulation of a company’s share capital.

3423.This paragraph provides that the majority of the shares in the same class as the eligible shares must be either “employee-control shares” or “open market shares”. The label “open market shares” is new, and has been introduced to help understanding. Paragraph 14(2) has not been rewritten as it is concerned with APS.

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