Note 41 Receivables from subsidiaries

The other receivables include a tax asset of €39 million (2016: €31 million) and an amount of €22 million (2016: €6 million) owed by Reddyn, in which Alliander has a non-controlling interest. For further disclosures, reference is made to the item of trade and other receivables in the consolidated financial statements.

There is group-wide financing for receivables from group companies within the Alliander group, meaning that the activities of the subsidiaries are part-financed through a current account facility with the holding company. External financing is arranged by the holding company itself. Each year, there is a capital restructuring of these companies in line with Alliander’s policy, involving either a dividend payout by them or an injection of capital into the entity.

The current account facility is mainly for financing the working capital of Alliander’s subsidiaries. All income and expenditure is accounted for through the current accounts with the subsidiaries. Differentiated interest rates are applied to this finance, of 2.89% (2016: 3.77%) for subsidiaries operating in the regulated market, 3.86% (2016: 4.02%) for ‘Stable Business’ subsidiaries and 4.89% (2016: 4.77%) for ‘New Business & High Risk’ subsidiaries. The interest rate is based on the average cost of borrowing on Alliander’s lending portfolio as at year-end 2016, possibly with a risk markup. Current-account lending is treated as a demand deposit and counts as cash-equivalent.