A parent undertaking and its subsidiary or subsidiaries. In UK tax law, two or more companies constitute a group where one company holds more than 50% of the shares in the other(s). This test is usually applied to the voting share capital only. Where there is a group of companies, the availability of the lower rate of corporation tax is restricted. Where the links between companies are made by share ownership of 75% or over, assets can be passed among the companies without a charge to capital gains tax. See consolidated financial statements; group relief. See also medium-sized group; small group.
Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Accounting.