Consortia: group relief: group and consortium claims both possible: claimant company is both owned by a consortium and a member of a group
CTA10/S149 applies where the company owned by the consortium is also a member of a group, and claims losses, etc,
- Under consortium condition 1 from members of the consortium, or
- Under consortium condition 3 from companies in the same group as a member of the consortium.
As well as the restriction on the amount of losses etc. that a company owned by a consortium can surrender as consortium relief (CTM80580), there is also a restriction on the amount of consortium relief that a company owned by a consortium can claim if it could also potentially claim group relief under a group relationship.
The legislation works works by:
- limiting the total profits of the company owned by the consortium against which consortium relief can be claimed (CTA10/S149(4)),
- to the amount that exceeds any group relief that it could potentially claim from group companies (CTA10/S149(5)),
- after taking into account of any group claims actually made by other companies in the same group as the company owned by the consortium (CTA10/S149(6)).
This restriction should be carried out before applying the ownership proportion to the company’s total profits under CTA10/S144(2).
Note also that:
- where a company claims consortium or group relief, and
- it also has other amounts eligible for relief, such as trading losses available for claim under CTA10/S37,
- which are not reliefs from a later accounting period,
these potential or actual reliefs must also be taken account of in working out its total profits against which a consortium claim can be made. This is because those total profits are calculated net of current period reliefs under CTA10/S137 (CTM80400).
Where the surrendering company is both a company owned by a consortium and a member of a group see CTM80580.