(1) In section 75C of the Finance Act 2003 (SDLT anti-avoidance: supplemental)-
(a) in subsection (8), omit paragraph (b) and the "and" before it, and
(b) after that subsection insert-
"(8A) Nothing in Part 3 of Schedule 15 applies to the notional transaction under section 75A."
(2) The amendments made by paragraph (1) have effect in relation to any notional transaction of which the effective date is on or after
(a) completed before that date,
(b) effected in pursuance of a contract entered into and substantially performed before that date, or
(c) effected in pursuance of a contract entered into before that date and not excluded by paragraph (4).
(4) A scheme transaction effected in pursuance of a contract entered into before
(a) there is any variation of the contract, or assignment (or assignation) of rights under the contract, on or after
(b) the transaction is effected in consequence of the exercise on or after that date of any option, right of pre-emption or similar right, or
(c) it is a land transaction and on or after that date there is an assignment (or assignation), subsale or other transaction relating to the whole or part of the subject-matter of the contract as a result of which a person other than the purchaser under the contract becomes entitled to call for a conveyance.
And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
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