Schedule 10 - Company ceasing to be member of group

Finance (No. 3) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:45 pm on 24th May 2011.

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Amendment made: 112, page 171, line 22 [Schedule 10], at end insert—

‘(4) But where an early commencement election is made in relation to a group—

(a) sub-paragraphs (1) and (3) apply in relation to that group as if the references in those sub-paragraphs to the passing of this Act were references to 1 April 2011, and

(b) sub-paragraph (2) applies in relation to any disposal of shares by a member of that group as if the reference in that sub-paragraph to the passing of this Act were a reference to 1 April 2011.

(5) An early commencement election in relation to a group means an election made for the purposes of this paragraph by the principal company of the group.

(6) If a company ceases to be a member of a group in the period which begins with 1 April 2011 and ends with the passing of this Act, an early commencement election may be made or revoked in relation to the group only with the consent of that company contained in a notice which accompanies the election or revocation.

(7) Where an early commencement election is revoked, the election is treated as never having had effect.

(8) An early commencement election may not be made or revoked after 31 March 2012 (and paragraph 3(1)(b) of Schedule 1A to the Management Act (amendment of elections etc) does not apply in relation to an early commencement election).’—(Mr Gauke.)

Schedule 10, as amended, agreed to.

Ordered, That further consideration be now adjourned. —(MrGoodwill.)

Adjourned till Tuesday 7 June at half-past Ten o’clock.