Section 721: When things other than ordinary share capital may be taken into account: Chapters 2 to 5
2241.This section allows other interests in a company, such as voting power attaching to shares, to be taken into account in determining whether there has been a change in ownership. It applies in cases when applying the “ordinary share capital” test in section 719 would give anomalous results. It is based on section 769 of ICTA.
2242.Section 769(3) of ICTA uses the expression “under the articles of association or under any other document regulating the company”. Subsection (2) compresses this to “under any document regulating the company”.
2243.Section 769(3) of ICTA uses the old-fashioned term “enure”. In response to representations, the term “enure” was retained in section 723(1) of ITA (transfer of assets abroad: charge where power to enjoy income: enjoyment conditions). It has therefore also been retained in subsection (3).
2244.Section 769(3) of ICTA uses the expression “all kinds of share capital, including preference shares”. Subsection (4)(a) compresses this to “all kinds of share capital”.