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1119“Small or medium-sized enterprise”U.K.

(1)In this Part “small or medium-sized enterprise” means a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise as defined in Commission Recommendation (EC) No 2003/361, but subject to the qualifications in section 1120.

(2)The Treasury may by order amend this section or section 1120 to substitute a different definition of “small or medium-sized enterprise” for the purposes of this Part.

(3)This section is subject to section 1081 (insurance companies to be treated as large companies for purposes of [F1Chapter 2] ).

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F1Words in s. 1119(3) substituted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 15 paras. 28, 29 of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2013 (c. 29), Sch. 15 para. 21

1120Qualifications to section 1119U.K.

(1)This section contains qualifications to the definition of small or medium-sized enterprise in section 1119.

(2)The qualifications are—

Qualification 1

In Article 2(1) of the Annex, the references to 250 persons, 50 million euros and 43 million euros are to be read as references to 500 persons, 100 million euros and 86 millions euros (respectively).

Qualification 2

If each of conditions A to D is met, Article 4(2) of the Annex is to be disregarded in determining whether a company (“C”) is within the definition of small or medium-sized enterprise in section 1119 for an accounting period in which C exceeds the employee limit or the financial limits.

(3)Condition A is that C is a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise as defined in the Recommendation (or would be if the Annex were read as set out in qualification 1), disregarding any partner enterprise or linked enterprise.

(4)Condition B is that a partner enterprise or linked enterprise to which C is related exceeds the employee limit or both of the financial limits, disregarding the number of employees, the annual turnover and the annual balance sheet totals of C.

(5)Condition C is that the number of employees, annual turnover or annual balance sheet total (as the case may be) of the partner enterprise or linked enterprise to which C is related has been taken into account in determining whether C exceeded the employee limit or the financial limits.

(6)Condition D is that, taken alone, C satisfies the employee limit and at least one of the financial limits.

(7)In this section—

(a)references to the Recommendation are to the Commission Recommendation mentioned in section 1119(1),

(b)references to the Annex are to the Annex to the Recommendation,

(c)references to the employee limit are to the limit on the number of employees contained in Article 2(1) of the Annex (read as set out in qualification 1), and

(d)references to the financial limits are to the limits on the annual turnover and balance sheet totals contained in Article 2(1) of the Annex (read as set out in qualification 1).

1121“Larger SME”U.K.

References in this Part to a “larger SME” are to a company which is a small or medium-sized enterprise by virtue of qualification 1 in section 1120.

1122“Large company”U.K.

In this Part “large company” means a company that is not a small or medium-sized enterprise.

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