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HMRC internal manual

Tonnage Tax Manual

Schedule 22 Finance Act 2000: Part IV the training requirement - Para 24 the minimum training obligation


(1) The Secretary of State may make provision by regulations as to the minimum obligation of a tonnage tax company as regards the training of seafarers.

(2) The regulations may-

(a) require the company to provide training for a minimum number of seafarers calculated on such basis as may be prescribed, and

(b) impose different requirements with respect to the training of officers and ratings.

Paragraph (b) is without prejudice to the general power to make different provision for different cases (see paragraph 36(2)(a)).

(3) The regulations may impose such requirements as to the nationality and ordinary residence of trainees as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate.

(4) References in this Part of this Schedule to “the minimum training obligation” are-

(a) in relation to a single company, to the minimum obligation of that company, and

(b) in relation to a group, to the minimum obligations of the qualifying companies in the group taken as a whole.


Minimum training obligation TTM04001