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Finance Act 2012

Joint ventures

39.A joint venture is an entity where two or more parties (“the venturers”) undertake an economic activity that is subject to joint control. International accounting standards currently allow joint ventures to be accounted for in two different ways, using either the equity method (where the investment in the joint venture is recorded at cost) or proportional consolidation where the consolidated balance sheet of the venturer includes its share of the assets and liabilities of the joint venture.

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