Section 405: Certain non-UK residents with interest on 3½% War Loan 1952 Or After
1223.This section restricts a debit for borrowing costs where a non-UK resident company holds 3½% War Loan for use in a business of banking, insurance or dealing in securities. It is based on section 475 of ICTA. Interest on 3½% War Loan is paid without deduction of tax and is exempt in the hands of a non-UK resident company. Because a company may borrow to acquire these securities an allowable debit may arise on the cost of the borrowing but without giving rise to a taxable credit. Consequently the appropriate proportion of the costs of borrowing is disallowed as a loan relationships debit.
1224.Step 2 in subsection (3) makes reference only to “interest which is not brought into account … under this Part” (although section 475(2) and (4) of ICTA might be read as comprising other interest for corporation tax purposes) since interest can only be brought into account under loan relationships rules as a result of section 337A(2)(a) of ICTA.
1225.Subsections (1), (3) and (4) rewrite “3½% War Loan 1952 or after” as “3½% War Loan 1952 Or After” to prevent the reader attaching the words “or after” to any following words, thereby adopting the solution used in section 154(8)(b) of FA 1996.