Consortia: group relief: 90% subsidiary
A trading company which is a direct 90% subsidiary of a holding company owned by a consortium may itself be a ‘company owned by a consortium’ (CTM80530). Such a subsidiary is a 90% subsidiary if the holding company:
- directly beneficially owns not less than 90% of the subsidiary company’s ordinary share capital as defined in CTA10/S1119,
is beneficially entitled to not less than 90% of:
any profits available for distribution to equity holders of the subsidiary company,
- any assets of the subsidiary company which would be available for distribution to its equity holders on a winding-up (see CTA10/S151(4)).
The detailed rules in the second bullet above are in CTA10/Part 5/Chapter 6. The description of how these apply is in CTM81000 onwards.
Where the conditions above are not met for part of an accounting period (during which there is otherwise a consortium relationship) that period of interruption is excluded from the calculation under CTA10/Ss138 to 142 of the amounts available for claim or surrender in the overlapping period (CTM80225).