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(1) Section 67 of the Finance Act 1989 (c 26) (tax relief for contributions to trustees of qualifying employee share ownership trust) does not apply in relation to sums expended by a company in an accounting period of the company beginning on or after 1st January 2003.
(2) In section 69 of that Act (chargeable events)—
(a) the definitions in subsections (3AC) and (3AD) (by virtue of which certain transfers of shares by trustees of an employee share ownership trust to a SIP trust are not chargeable events) have effect in relation to 26th November 2002 as they had effect in relation to 20th March 2000;
(b) in relation to shares that are relevant shares by virtue of paragraph (a) above, subsection (3AB) (deemed order of disposal of shares) has effect as if the reference there to 21st March 2000 were to 27th November 2002; and
(c) the other provisions of that section have effect accordingly.
(3) In consequence of subsection (2), in paragraph 78(2)(b) of Schedule 2 to the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c 1) (reference to section 69(3AA) of the Finance Act 1989) after “21st March 2000” insert “or, by virtue of section 142(2) of the Finance Act 2003, 27th November 2002”.
This Act received Royal Assent on 10 July 2003 and this section came into force on that date in the absence of any specific commencement provision.