capital redemption reserve
Under Chapter VII of Part V of the Companies Act 1985, a company can redeem shares which are issued as redeemable shares by repaying the nominal value to the shareholder, whereupon the shares are cancelled. Redemption must normally be from distributable profits, but a procedure exists to allow shares to be redeemed from capital. As this amounts to a reduction of capital, an amount equivalent to its reduction of issued capital may well need to be transferred to a capital redemption reserve.

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capital redemption reserve
A reserve fund into which profits are allocated for the purpose of redeeming or buying back shares in the company.

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