Accounting consequences of payment out of capital
‘(1) This section applies where a payment out of capital is made in accordance with Chapter (Redemption or purchase by private company out of capital) (redemption or purchase of own shares by private company out of capital).
(2) If the permissible capital payment is less than the nominal amount of the shares redeemed or purchased, the amount of the difference must be transferred to the company’s capital redemption reserve.
(3) If the permissible capital payment is greater than the nominal amount of the shares redeemed or purchased—
(a) the amount of any capital redemption reserve, share premium account or fully paid share capital of the company, and
(b) any amount representing unrealised profits of the company for the time being standing to the credit of any revaluation reserve maintained by the company,
may be reduced by a sum not exceeding (or by sums not in total exceeding) the amount by which the permissible capital payment exceeds the nominal amount of the shares.
(4) Where the proceeds of a fresh issue are applied by the company in making a redemption or purchase of its own shares in addition to a payment out of capital under this Chapter, the references in subsections (2) and (3) to the permissible capital payment are to be read as referring to the aggregate of that payment and those proceeds.’.—[Margaret Hodge.]