Finance Act 1995
1995 c. 4 - continued

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SCHEDULE 19
Section 85.  
  Stock lending: interest on cash collateral
 
Introductory
        1.—(1) In this Schedule—
     (a) "approved stock lending arrangement" means an arrangement such as is mentioned in subsection (1), (2) or (2A) of section 129 and in relation to which that section and section 271(9) of the 1992 Act apply;
     (b) "the borrower", in relation to such an arrangement, means the person to whom the securities are transferred under the arrangement; and
     (c) "the lender" means the person making that transfer and to whom, in return, securities of the same kind and amount are to be transferred.
    (2) References in this Schedule to the borrower or lender under an approved stock lending arrangement include any person acting as the nominee of the borrower or lender.
 
Treatment of interest earned on cash collateral
        2.—(1) This paragraph applies where in connection with an approved stock lending arrangement—
     (a) the borrower pays to the lender an amount ("cash collateral") by way of security for the performance of the obligation to transfer to the lender securities of the same kind and amount as those transferred by him;
     (b) interest is earned by the lender on the whole of the cash collateral in respect of the period for which he holds it, and is paid to him without deduction of tax; and
     (c) the lender pays to the borrower an amount ("rebate interest") equal to the amount of interest earned by him on the cash collateral.
    (2) Where this paragraph applies—
     (a) the interest earned by the lender on the cash collateral shall be treated for all purposes of the Tax Acts as the income of the borrower and not as the income of the lender;
     (b) the lender shall not be required to deduct from the payment of rebate interest any sum representing income tax thereon;
     (c) no relief shall be given to the lender in respect of the payment under any provision of the Tax Acts; and
     (d) the rebate interest shall not be regarded as the income of the borrower.
    (3) This paragraph does not apply unless the amount of the rebate interest is identified as such by the parties separately from any fee or other amount payable in connection with the arrangement.
 
Application of paragraph 2 in case of chain of arrangements
        3.—(1) Where the lender under one or more approved stock lending arrangements ("the lending arrangements" ) is also the borrower under one or more other such arrangements ("the borrowing arrangements") entered into to enable him to fulfil his obligations under the former arrangements, the interest which by virtue of paragraph 2(2)(a) above as it applies in relation to the borrowing arrangements is treated as his (the "attributed interest" ) shall be treated for the purposes of that paragraph as it applies in relation to the lending arrangements as interest earned by him on the cash collateral provided under those arrangements, as follows.

    (2) Where the aggregate amount of the cash collateral provided under the borrowing arrangements equals that provided under the lending arrangements, the whole of the attributed interest shall be so treated.

    (3) Where the aggregate amount of the cash collateral provided under the borrowing arrangements exceeds that provided under the lending arrangements, a part of the attributed interest shall be so treated.
    That part shall be the proportion of the attributed interest which the aggregate amount of the cash collateral provided under the lending arrangements bears to that provided under the borrowing arrangements.


    (4) Where the aggregate amount of the cash collateral provided under the borrowing arrangements is less than that provided under the lending arrangements, the attributed interest shall be treated as earned by him on a part of the cash collateral provided under the lending arrangements.
    That part shall be an amount equal to the aggregate amount of the cash collateral provided under the borrowing arrangements.
 
Interpretation
        4.    In this Schedule—
    "relief" means relief by way of—
       (i) deduction in computing profits or gains, or
       (ii) deduction or set off against income or total profits; and
    "securities" includes stocks and shares.
 
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