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(1) In this Act—
“the Administration Act” means—
(a) in the application of this Act to Great Britain, the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c 5); and
(b) in the application of this Act to Northern Ireland, the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c 8);
“the Contributions and Benefits Act” means—
(a) in the application of this Act to Great Britain, the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c 4); and
(b) in the application of this Act to Northern Ireland, the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c 7).
(2) In this Act—
(a) a reference to shares in a body corporate includes a reference to stock in that body corporate and to securities issued by that body corporate;
(b) a reference to the release of a right includes a reference to agreeing to a restriction of the exercise of the right; and
(c) references to the assignment or release of a right to acquire shares, and to gains realised on such an assignment or release, shall be construed as if subsection (8) of section 135 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c 1) applied for the purposes of this Act as it applies for the purposes of that section.
(3) Where any assumption that a right has been exercised at any time is made for the purposes of any provision of this Act, that assumption shall be taken to include the assumption that that right was capable of being exercised at that time.
(4) A special contribution under section 2 shall be treated for the purposes of any provision made by or under any enactment—
(a) as a contribution of a class provided for by the Contributions and Benefits Act; and
(b) as due at the end of the period of ninety-two days beginning with the day on which this Act is passed;
and any reference in Schedule 1 to that Act or in any of the provisions of the Administration Act to a Class 1A contribution shall have effect as if it included a reference to a special contribution under section 2 of this Act.
(5) This Act shall be construed, and the provisions of the Contributions and Benefits Act shall have effect, as if the provisions of this Act were contained in Part 1 of that Act.
Royal Assent: 11 May 2001: (no specific commencement provision).