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56Exclusion of incentivised electricity or heat generation activitiesE+W+S+N.I.
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(1)ITA 2007 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 192 (EIS: meaning of “excluded activities”)—

(a)in subsection (1), omit the “and” at the end of paragraph (ka) and after that paragraph insert—

(kb)the subsidised generation of heat or subsidised production of gas or fuel, and, and

(b)in subsection (2), omit the “and” at the end of paragraph (f) and after paragraph (g) insert , and

(h)section 198B (subsidised generation of heat and subsidised production of gas or fuel).

(3)In section 198A (excluded activities: subsidised generation or export of electricity)—

(a)for subsection (3) substitute—

(3)The generation of electricity is “subsidised” if—

(a)a person receives a FIT subsidy in respect of the electricity generated,

(b)a renewables obligation certificate is issued in connection with the generation of the electricity, or

(c)a scheme established in a territory outside the United Kingdom, and corresponding to that set out in a renewables obligation order under section 32 of the Electricity Act 1989, operates to incentivise the generation of the electricity.,

F1(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)in subsection (9), at the end insert—

renewables obligation certificate” means a certificate issued under section 32B of the Electricity Act 1989 or Article 54 of the Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.

(4)After that section insert—

198BExcluded activities: subsidised generation of heat and subsidised production of gas or fuel

(1)This section supplements section 192(1)(kb).

(2)The generation of heat, or production of gas or fuel, is “subsidised” if a payment is made, or another incentive is given, under—

(a)a scheme established by regulations under section 100 of the Energy Act 2008 or section 113 of the Energy Act 2011 (renewable heat incentives), or

(b)a similar scheme established in a territory outside the United Kingdom,

in respect of the heat generated, or gas or fuel produced.

(3)But the generation of heat, or production of gas or fuel, is not to be taken to fall within section 192(1)(kb) if Condition A or B is met.

(4)Condition A is that the generation or production is carried on by—

(a)a community interest company,

(b)a co-operative society,

(c)a community benefit society,

(d)a NI industrial and provident society, or

(e)an SCE formed in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 1435/2003 on the Statute for a European Cooperative Society.

(5)Condition B is that the plant used for the generation of the heat, or production of the gas or fuel, relies wholly or mainly on anaerobic digestion.

(6)Section 198A(9) (definitions) applies for the purposes of this section as for the purposes of section 198A.

(5)In section 303 (VCTs: meaning of “excluded activities”)—

(a)in subsection (1), omit the “and” at the end of paragraph (ka) and after that paragraph insert—

(kb)the subsidised generation of heat or subsidised production of gas or fuel, and, and

(b)in subsection (2), omit the “and” at the end of paragraph (f) and after paragraph (g) insert , and

(h)section 309B (subsidised generation of heat and subsidised production of gas and fuel).

(6)In section 309A (excluded activities: subsidised generation or export of electricity)—

(a)for subsection (3) substitute—

(3)The generation of electricity is “subsidised” if—

(a)a person receives a FIT subsidy in respect of the electricity generated,

(b)a renewables obligation certificate is issued in connection with the generation of the electricity, or

(c)a scheme established in a territory outside the United Kingdom, and corresponding to that set out in a renewables obligation order under section 32 of the Electricity Act 1989, operates to incentivise the generation of the electricity.,

F2(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)in subsection (9), at the end insert—

renewables obligation certificate” means a certificate issued under section 32B of the Electricity Act 1989 or Article 54 of the Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.

(7)After that section insert—

309BExcluded activities: subsidised generation of heat and subsidised production of gas or fuel

(1)This section supplements section 303(1)(kb).

(2)The generation of heat, or production of gas or fuel, is “subsidised” if a payment is made, or another incentive is given, under—

(a)a scheme established by regulations under section 100 of the Energy Act 2008 or section 113 of the Energy Act 2011 (renewable heat incentives), or

(b)a similar scheme established in a territory outside the United Kingdom,

in respect of the heat generated or gas or fuel produced.

(3)But the generation of heat, or production of gas or fuel, is not to be taken to fall within section 303(1)(kb) if Condition A or B is met.

(4)Condition A is that the generation or production is carried on by—

(a)a community interest company,

(b)a co-operative society,

(c)a community benefit society,

(d)a NI industrial and provident society, or

(e)an SCE formed in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 1435/2003 on the Statute for a European Cooperative Society.

(5)Condition B is that the plant used for the generation of the heat, or production of the gas or fuel, relies wholly or mainly on anaerobic digestion.

(6)Section 309A(9) (definitions) applies for the purposes of this section as for the purposes of section 309A.

(8)The amendments made by subsections (2) to (4) have effect in relation to shares issued on or after the day on which this Act is passed.

(9)The amendments made by subsections (5) to (7) have effect in relation to a relevant holding issued on or after the day on which this Act is passed.

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F1S. 56(3)(b) omitted (with application in accordance with Sch. 6 para. 14 of the amending Act) by virtue of Finance Act 2015 (c. 11), Sch. 6 para. 12(a)

F2S. 56(6)(b) omitted (with application in accordance with Sch. 6 para. 14 of the amending Act) by virtue of Finance Act 2015 (c. 11), Sch. 6 para. 12(a)

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