Section 78: Qualifying trading companies
297.This section defines what is a qualifying trading company and introduces sections 79 to 85, which set out six specific requirements to be met by a company if it is to be a qualifying trading company. It is based on section 576A of ICTA.
298.Four of the requirements are to be met on the date of the disposal or, subject to certain conditions, at a time which is not more than three years before that date (see subsection (2)) and for a continuous period ending on that date or, subject to those conditions, at that time (see subsection (3)).
299.Two of the requirements are to be met only at or around the time of issue of the shares in respect of which the share loss relief is claimed (see subsection (4)).