The Taxes (Interest Rate) (Amendment) Regulations 1995

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Published: 1995-09-15

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Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 2436

The Taxes (Interest Rate) (Amendment) Regulations 1995

15th September 1995

Laid before the House of Commons
15th September 1995

Coming into force
6th October 1995

The Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 178 of the Finance Act 1989(1), hereby make the following Regulations:

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Taxes (Interest Rate) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 and shall come into force on 6th October 1995.

2.  In regulation 5(1) of the Taxes (Interest Rate) Regulations 1989(2)—

(a)for “6th November 1994” there shall be substituted “6th October 1995”;

(b)for “8 per cent. per annum” there shall be substituted “7.75 per cent. per annum”.

Bowen Wells
David Willets
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
15th September 1995

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend regulation 5 of the Taxes (Interest Rate) Regulations 1989 (S.I. 1989/1297 as substituted by S.I. 1994/1307). That regulation provides for the official rate of interest for the purposes of section 160 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (taxation of beneficial loans made to employees) by first specifying an official rate of interest generally and then specifying, by way of exception, different official rates of interest for certain beneficial loans in the currencies of countries specified in the Table to the regulation.
The amendment made by these Regulations specifies, with effect from 6th October 1995, a new general official rate of interest of 7.75 per cent. per annum, in substitution for the rate of 8 per cent. per annum specified by S.I 1994/2657.

1989 c. 26; section 178 was extended by section 160(5) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1) as amended by section 179(1)(g) of the Finance Act 1989, section 88(2) of the Finance Act 1994 (c. 9) and section 45(2) of, and Part VIII(3) of Schedule 29 to, the Finance Act 1995 (c. 4).

S.I 1989/1297; relevant amending intruments are S.I 1994/1307, 1567 and 2657.