Finance Act 2006

101Securitisation companies

(1)Section 83 of FA 2005 (application of accounting standards to securitisation companies) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)(b) (periods of account in relation to which old UK GAAP is to apply) for “1st January 2007” substitute “1st January 2008”.

(3)In subsection (3) (meaning of “note-issuing company”)—

(a)omit “and” at the end of paragraph (c);

(b)after paragraph (d) insert— , and

(e)if it has any business apart from the activity mentioned in paragraph (a) (and any incidental activities) it consists in one or both of the following—

(i)acquiring, holding and managing assets forming the whole or part of the security for the capital market arrangement;

(ii)acting as guarantor in respect of loan relationships, derivative contracts, finance leases or other liabilities of other companies where the whole, or substantially the whole, of the company’s rights in respect of the guarantee (including any right of subrogation) form the whole or part of the security for the capital market arrangement..

(4)In subsection (5) (meaning of “intermediate borrowing company”)—

(a)in paragraph (a) after “asset-holding company”, and

(b)in paragraph (b) after “note-issuing company”,

insert “(or another intermediate borrowing company)”.

(5)In section 84 of that Act (power to make provision as to application of Corporation Tax Acts in relation to securitisation companies)—

(a)in subsection (3)(d)—

(i)at the end of sub-paragraph (i) insert “, and”, and

(ii)omit sub-paragraph (ii) and the word “and” following it;

(b)in subsection (5), omit paragraph (a).

(6)The amendments in this section shall be deemed always to have had effect, subject as follows.

(7)A company that would have been a securitisation company for the purposes of section 83 of FA 2005 if the amendments in this section had not been made, being either—

(a)a note-issuing company that—

(i)had become party as debtor to the capital market investment before 22nd March 2006, or

(ii)had before that date entered into a binding arrangement to become a party as debtor to the capital market investment, or

(b)another description of securitisation company by virtue of its connection with a company within paragraph (a),

may elect to be taxed as if the amendments in subsection (3) had not been made.

(8)Any such election must be made not later than 31st March 2007 and has effect for all relevant periods of account.