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SCHEDULE 16
 
  VENTURE CAPITAL
  PART I
  VENTURE CAPITAL TRUSTS
 
Meaning of "qualifying holdings"
     1. - (1) In Schedule 28B to the Taxes Act 1988 (which specifies the requirements to be met by "qualifying holdings"), in paragraph 3 (requirements as to company's business), in sub-paragraph (8)(a) for "the requirements mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph 4(5) or (6) below are" substitute "the requirement mentioned in paragraph 4(5) below is".
 
      (2) The amendment made by this paragraph has effect, and shall be deemed always to have had effect, for the purpose of determining whether shares or securities issued on or after 6th April 2000 are, for the purposes of section 842AA of the Taxes Act 1988 (venture capital trusts), to be regarded as comprised in a company's qualifying holdings.
 
     2. - (1) In paragraph 6 of that Schedule (requirement as to money raised by investment), for sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) (employment of money wholly for purposes of trade) substitute-
 
 
    "(1) The requirements of this paragraph are that either-
 
 
    (a) at least 80% of the money raised by the issue of the relevant holding must-
 
      (i) have been employed wholly for the purposes of the trade by reference to which the requirements of paragraph 3(3) above are satisfied; or
 
      (ii) be money which the relevant company or a relevant qualifying subsidiary of that company is intending to employ wholly for the purposes of that trade; or
 
    (b) all of the money so raised must have been employed as mentioned in paragraph (a)(i) above.
      (2) For the purposes of this Schedule-
 
 
    (a) the requirements of sub-paragraph (1) above shall not be capable of being satisfied by virtue of paragraph (a)(ii) of that sub-paragraph at any time after 12 months have expired from the trading time, and
 
    (b) the requirements of that sub-paragraph shall not be capable of being satisfied by virtue of paragraph (a)(i) of that sub-paragraph at any time after 24 months have expired from the trading time.
      (2AA) In sub-paragraph (2) above, "the trading time" means whichever is applicable of the following-
 
 
    (a) in a case where the requirements of sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 3 above were satisfied in relation to the time when the relevant holding was issued by virtue of paragraph (a) of that sub-paragraph, that time; and
 
    (b) in a case where they were satisfied in relation to that time by virtue of paragraph (b) of that sub-paragraph, the time when the relevant company or, as the case may be, the subsidiary in question began to carry on the intended trade.".
      (2) The amendment made by this paragraph has effect for the purpose of determining whether shares or securities held by the trust company (within the meaning of Schedule 28B to the Taxes Act 1988) on or after 7th March 2001 are, for the purposes of that Schedule, to be regarded as comprised in that company's qualifying holdings.
 
 
Income tax relief: repayment supplements
     3. - (1) In Schedule 15B to the Taxes Act 1988 (relief from income tax), omit paragraph 1(7) (modification of provisions relating to repayment supplements where effect given to claim for relief by repayment of tax).
 
      (2) The amendment made by this paragraph has effect in relation to repayments of tax on or after 7th March 2001.
 
 
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