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Unlocking Cash – How to Maximise Through Capital Allowances

When businesses suffer catastrophic blows to their cashflow, as many are
experiencing now, it is important to explore every opportunity there is to
raise cash.

Claiming capital allowances provides such an opportunity.

Amending Tax Returns to Claim
Historic Expenditure and Reduce Tax Payable Now

Reducing tax bills is an easy way to retain cash and it is vitally
important now to maximise […]

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Lovell Consulting Commentary on March 2020 Budget: Capital Allowances Changes

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s ‘get it done’ approach did not really extend to capital allowances. There was a modest lift to Structures and Buildings Allowances.

The capital allowances changes are below:

The Structures and Buildings Allowances was introduced in Finance Act 2019 to encourage the construction of new or renovation of existing non-residential structures and buildings. […]

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MBL Webinar – Capital Allowances – Hotels, Restaurants & Office Buildings


Since April 2017 there have been restrictions for deducting interest where bank interest exceeds £2m/annum. This makes the full claiming of allowances for UK entities even more important.

From April 2019 overseas owners of UK commercial properties are subject to CGT and from April 2020, all non-resident landlords will be subject to corporation tax.

This webinar aims […]

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Capital Allowances in the Retail Sector

By : November 9, 2016 Comments Off on Capital Allowances in the Retail Sector

Retail sector owners are often overlooking substantial tax allowances.  This happens because their accountants and tax advisors may only pick up simple & obvious plant and machinery (P&M) items, such as chairs, tables, shop display and fittings. When fitting out or refurbishing a retail unit, the construction expenditure is generally not very well detailed for capital […]

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Free Cash, Tax Savings & Capital Allowances for SMEs Going Green

By : October 18, 2016 Comments Off on Free Cash, Tax Savings & Capital Allowances for SMEs Going Green

‘Free’ £10,000 and extra tax savings for SMEs investing in green technologies

In the current economic climate, a significant external pressure on UK businesses is to reduce their “carbon footprint”. While implementation of new processes and sustainable equipment may be easier for large organisations with bigger budgets, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) may struggle […]

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Capital Allowances within Offices

By : September 14, 2016 Comments Off on Capital Allowances within Offices

Both owners and occupiers of office buildings can claim substantial capital allowances but this opportunity is often missed. This can be due to confusion over the recent April 2014 capital allowances rules changes or because non-specialist solicitors, accountants and tax advisors do not recognise the full potential of available allowances. Frequently, construction cost information can […]

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Capital Allowances & Data Centres

By : July 25, 2016 Comments Off on Capital Allowances & Data Centres

Substantial capital allowances are available on the construction of data centres.   Up to 90% of expenditure on new build date centres, or higher, can potentially qualify for capital allowances.   The reason for this high level of allowances is that the buildings are normally quite simple enclosures containing vast amounts of mechanical and electrical plant.

Types of […]

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Capital Allowances within Childcare Facilities & Schools

By : March 29, 2016 Comments Off on Capital Allowances within Childcare Facilities & Schools

Nurseries have substantial imbedded plant and machinery (P&M) items and repairs. However the less obvious items often get overlooked by accountants, surveyors and tax advisors.

Why does this happen?

There are many obvious items of plant such as loose furniture and fittings which accountants can easily identify and segregate to allowances. However there are additional imbedded trade related items […]

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Plant in Garden Centres: Claiming the Right Kind for Capital Allowances

By : January 20, 2016 Comments Off on Plant in Garden Centres: Claiming the Right Kind for Capital Allowances

Garden centres can benefit from additional tax relief on purchase and construction expenditure.

There are around 2,500 garden centres in the UK. Most are full scale “leisure destinations” with some evolving from local nurseries to others being newly constructed. Not only do they provide a range of plants and garden furnishings, but additional facilities such as […]

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