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15In Schedule 36 (transitional provisions and savings), after paragraph 37 insert—E+W+S+N.I.

Pre-commencement holdings of taxable propertyE+W+S+N.I.

37A(1)This paragraph applies in relation to an investment-regulated pension scheme if—

(a)on 6th April 2006 the pension scheme holds an interest in taxable property which it acquired before that date, and

(b)immediately before that date the pension scheme was not prohibited from holding the interest in the property,

and, in a case where immediately before that date the interest in the property was held directly by a person other than the pension scheme, if the pension scheme was not prohibited from holding the interest it held in that person at that time.

(2)This paragraph also applies in relation to an investment-regulated pension scheme if—

(a)before 6th April 2006 a contract to acquire an interest in property was entered into by the pension scheme or a person in whom the pension scheme directly or indirectly held an interest when the contract was entered into,

(b)the pension scheme does not acquire the interest in the property before that date,

(c)the property is taxable property on that date, and

(d)immediately before that date the pension scheme would not have been prohibited from holding the interest in the property,

and, in a case where the contract to acquire the interest in the property was entered into by a person in whom the pension scheme directly or indirectly held an interest, if the pension scheme was not prohibited from holding the interest it held in that person immediately before that date.

(3)The taxable property provisions (apart from this paragraph and paragraphs 37B to 37E) do not apply in relation to the pension scheme and the interest in the property.

(4)For the purposes of this Schedule a pension scheme is to be treated as having been prohibited from holding an interest in property, or in a person, immediately before 6th April 2006 if approval could have been withdrawn under section 591B, 620(7) or 650 of ICTA on the basis of the holding of the interest at that time.

(5)This paragraph is subject to paragraphs 37B to 37E.

37B(1)Paragraph 37A ceases to apply to an investment-regulated pension scheme and an interest in taxable property on the relevant date if Condition A, B or C is met.

(2)Condition A is that there is a change in the occupation or use of the property such that, if the change had occurred immediately before 6th April 2006, the pension scheme would have been prohibited from holding the interest in the property at that time.

(3)Condition B is that—

(a)the taxable property is residential property on 6th April 2006, and

(b)improvement works on the property are begun on or after that date.

(4)Condition C is that there is a change in the pension scheme's interest in—

(a)any person who holds the interest in the property directly, or

(b)any person who has entered into a contract to acquire the interest in the property,

such that, if the change had occurred immediately before 6th April 2006, the pension scheme would have been prohibited from holding the interest in the person at that time.

(5)For the purposes of this paragraph the relevant date is—

(a)where Condition A is met, the date on which the change in the occupation or use of the taxable property takes place,

(b)where Condition B is met, the date on which the improvement works are substantially completed, or

(c)where Condition C is met, the date on which the change in the pension scheme's interest in the person takes place,

but where the pension scheme has not acquired the interest in the property by what would otherwise be the relevant date, the relevant date is the date on which it acquires the interest.

(6)Where Condition A, B or C is met the pension scheme is to be treated for the purposes of the taxable property provisions as acquiring the interest in the property on the relevant date.

(7)For the purposes of Schedule 29A the total taxable amount in relation to any unauthorised payment which the pension scheme is treated as having made by reason of the acquisition is—

(a)the market value on the relevant date of the interest in the property held by the person who holds it directly, or

(b)if the interest in the property is a lease at a rent, the amount of consideration that would be treated as given by the person for the lease by virtue of paragraph 34 of Schedule 29A if it were assigned to the person on that date.

(8)Where—

(a)the pension scheme holds the interest in the property directly, and

(b)the interest is not a lease at a rent,

for the purposes of section 185G (gains from taxable property: disposal by person holding directly) the pension scheme is to be treated as having acquired the interest for a consideration equal to its market value on 6th April 2006.

(9)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)(b) improvement works are to be taken to have been begun before 6th April 2006 only if—

(a)a binding contract for the works was entered into before that date, or

(b)a substantial amount of the works has been carried out before that date.

(10)For the purposes of this Schedule “improvement works” means, in relation to a property, works which—

(a)materially improve the property, and

(b)are not carried out wholly for the purposes of complying with a statutory requirement or a requirement imposed by a government department, a statutory body or a person holding a statutory office.

(11)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (10)(a) a property is materially improved by works only if—

(a)its market value on the date the works are substantially completed (“MVW”) exceeds what would have been its market value on that date if the works had not been carried out (“MV”), and

(b)the amount by which MVW exceeds MV is greater than 20% of MV.

(12)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (10)(b)—

  • statutory body” means a body set up by or under an enactment (including an enactment comprised in, or an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament);

  • statutory office” means a body set up by or under such an enactment; and

  • statutory requirement” means a requirement imposed by provision made by or under such an enactment.

(13)This paragraph is subject to paragraph 37D.

37C(1)This paragraph applies where—

(a)on 6th April 2006 an investment-regulated pension scheme holds an interest in taxable property which it acquired before that date, and

(b)immediately before that date the pension scheme was prohibited from holding the interest.

(2)This paragraph also applies where—

(a)on 6th April 2006 an investment-regulated pension scheme holds an interest in taxable property indirectly which it acquired before that date, and

(b)immediately before that date the pension scheme was prohibited from holding the interest it held in the person that held the interest in the property directly at that time.

(3)The pension scheme is to be treated for the purposes of the taxable property provisions as acquiring the interest in the property on 6th April 2006.

(4)For the purposes of Schedule 29A the total taxable amount in relation to any unauthorised payment which the pension scheme is treated as having made by reason of the acquisition is—

(a)the market value on 6th April 2006 of the interest in the property held by the person who holds it directly, or

(b)if the interest in the property is a lease at a rent, the amount of consideration that would be treated as given by the person for the lease by virtue of paragraph 34 of Schedule 29A if it were assigned to the person on that date.

(5)Where—

(a)the pension scheme holds the interest in the property directly, and

(b)the interest is not a lease at a rent,

for the purposes of section 185G (gains from taxable property: disposal by person holding directly) the pension scheme is to be treated as having acquired the interest for a consideration equal to its market value on 6th April 2006.

37D(1)This paragraph applies where—

(a)sub-paragraph (1) or (2) of paragraph 37A applies in relation to a pension scheme and an interest in property,

(b)immediately before 6th April 2006 the pension scheme was a self-invested personal pension scheme or a small self-administered scheme,

(c)on that date the pension scheme holds the interest in the property indirectly or (if sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 37A applies in relation to the pension scheme and the interest in the property) the pension scheme will hold the interest indirectly once it has been acquired pursuant to the contract,

(d)the property is residential property on that date, and

(e)improvement works on the property were begun after 5th December 2005.

(2)This paragraph also applies where—

(a)sub-paragraph (1) or (2) of paragraph 37A applies in relation to a pension scheme and an interest in property,

(b)immediately before 6th April 2006 the pension scheme was a small self-administered scheme,

(c)on that date the pension scheme holds the interest in the property directly,

(d)the pension scheme acquired the interest before 5th August 1991,

(e)the property is residential property on 6th April 2006, and

(f)improvement works on the property were begun after 5th December 2005.

(3)If the works are completed on or after 6th April 2006, paragraph 37B applies in relation to the pension scheme and the interest in the property as if the works were begun on or after that date.

(4)If the works are completed before that date—

(a)paragraph 37A does not apply in relation to the pension scheme and the interest in the property, and

(b)unless the pension scheme has still to acquire the interest in the property on that date, sub-paragraphs (3) to (5) of paragraph 37C apply in relation to the pension scheme and the interest.

(5)For the purposes of this paragraph improvement works are to be taken to have been begun before 6th December 2005 only if—

(a)a binding contract for the works was entered into before that date, or

(b)a substantial amount of the works has been carried out before that date.

37E(1)This paragraph applies where—

(a)paragraph 37A would otherwise apply in relation to a pension scheme and an interest in property,

(b)immediately before 6th April 2006 the pension scheme was a retirement benefits scheme approved under section 590 of ICTA, and

(c)the pension scheme was approved under that section after 5th December 2005.

(2)Paragraph 37A does not apply in relation to the pension scheme and the interest in the property.

(3)Unless the pension scheme has still to acquire the interest in the property on 6th April 2006, sub-paragraphs (3) to (5) of paragraph 37C apply in relation to the pension scheme and the interest.

Post-commencement acquisitions of taxable propertyE+W+S+N.I.

37F(1)This paragraph applies where on or after 6th April 2006 an investment-regulated pension scheme acquires an interest in taxable property consisting of tangible moveable property because a person in whom the pension scheme directly or indirectly holds an interest comes to hold the interest in the property directly.

(2)The taxable property provisions (apart from this paragraph and paragraph 37G) do not apply in relation to the pension scheme and the interest in the property if the conditions in sub-paragraph (3) are met.

(3)Those conditions are that—

(a)on 6th April 2006 the pension scheme held the interest in the person by virtue of acquiring it before that date,

(b)immediately before that date the pension scheme was not prohibited from holding the interest in the person,

(c)at no time during the period beginning with that date and ending immediately before the acquisition of the interest in the property has the pension scheme's interest in the person been such that, if it had held that interest in the person immediately before 6th April 2006, it would have been prohibited from holding that interest at that time, and

(d)the person acquires the interest in the property so that the property may be used for the purposes of a trade, profession or vocation carried on by the person or for the purposes of its administration or management.

(4)This paragraph is subject to paragraph 37G.

37G(1)Where Condition A or B is met in relation to the pension scheme and an interest in property to which paragraph 37F has applied, the pension scheme is to be treated for the purposes of the taxable property provisions as acquiring the interest in the property on the date on which the Condition is met.

(2)Condition A is that there is a change in the pension scheme's interest in the person who holds the interest in the property directly such that, if the change had occurred immediately before 6th April 2006, the pension scheme would have been prohibited from holding the interest in the person at that time.

(3)Condition B is that the property ceases to be used for the purposes of—

(a)a trade, profession or vocation carried on by the person, or

(b)its administration or management.

(4)For the purposes of Schedule 29A the total taxable amount in relation to any unauthorised payment which the pension scheme is treated as having made by reason of the acquisition is the market value on the relevant date of the interest in the property held by the person.

37H(1)This paragraph applies where on or after 6th April 2006 an investment-regulated pension scheme acquires an interest in taxable property consisting of residential property because a person in whom the pension scheme directly or indirectly holds an interest comes to hold the interest in the property directly.

(2)The taxable property provisions (apart from this paragraph and paragraph 37I) do not apply in relation to the pension scheme and the interest in the property if the conditions in sub-paragraph (3) are met.

(3)Those conditions are that—

(a)on 6th April 2006 the pension scheme held the interest in the person by virtue of acquiring it before that date,

(b)immediately before that date the pension scheme was not prohibited from holding the interest in the person,

(c)immediately before that date the person had a business involving the holding and letting of residential property and held directly five or more assets consisting of interests in residential property for the purposes of that business,

(d)at no time during the period beginning with that date and ending immediately before the acquisition of the interest in the property has the pension scheme's interest in the person been such that, if it had held that interest in the person immediately before 6th April 2006, it would have been prohibited from holding that interest at that time,

(e)the person acquires the interest in the property for the purposes of its property rental business, and

(f)after the acquisition of the interest in the property, the property is not occupied or used by a member of the pension scheme or a person connected with such a member.

(4)This paragraph is subject to paragraph 37I.

(5)Section 839 of ICTA (connected persons) applies for the purposes of this paragraph.

37I(1)Where Condition A, B or C is met in relation to the pension scheme and an interest in property to which paragraph 37H has applied, the pension scheme is to be treated for the purposes of the taxable property provisions as acquiring, on the date on which the Condition is met, each interest in property—

(a)which it holds on that date, and

(b)to which paragraph 37H has applied before that date.

(2)Condition A is that there is a change in the pension scheme's interest in the person who holds the interest in the property directly such that, if the change had occurred immediately before 6th April 2006, the pension scheme would have been prohibited from holding the interest in the person at that time.

(3)Condition B is that the property ceases to be used for the purposes of the person's property rental business.

(4)Condition C is that the property is occupied or used by a member of the pension scheme or a person connected with such a member.

(5)For the purposes of Schedule 29A the total taxable amount in relation to any unauthorised payment which the pension scheme is treated as having made by reason of an acquisition of an interest in property treated as made by virtue of this paragraph is—

(a)the market value on the relevant date of the interest in the property held by the person who holds it directly, or

(b)if the interest in the property is a lease at a rent, the amount of consideration that would be treated as given by the person for the lease by virtue of paragraph 34 of Schedule 29A if it were assigned to the person on that date.

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