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Budget updates

If you’re a commercial property owner in the UK, it’s essential to stay up to date with the latest budget updates, particularly when they affect Capital Allowances. These allowances can be essential for your business, reducing tax and improving cash flow. We’ll keep this page updated allowing this to be your go-to resource for the latest in Capital Allowances Budget updates and what it means for you.

Latest Budget updates (accurate at 7/11/23)

As the financial landscape shifts with each Budget announcement, we’ve gathered the key points that affect your Capital Allowances claims:

Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) Stability

The AIA remains at £1 million for qualifying expenditure incurred until 31 March 2023. This temporary cap provides significant tax relief for investments in plant and machinery.

Super-deduction and SR Allowance

For expenditures incurred from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2023, companies can take advantage of the super-deduction, offering 130% first-year relief on qualifying main rate plant and machinery investments. Alongside, a 50% first-year allowance for qualifying special rate assets.

Green investment incentives

The government continues to bolster its commitment to sustainability, with Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs) for energy and water-efficient equipment remaining a focus, providing a 100% first-year allowance to support green investments.

Freeports tax sites

Commercial properties within designated Freeports may benefit from enhanced tax reliefs, including enhanced structures and buildings allowances, with certain qualifying investments eligible for 10% relief per annum over a 10-year period.

What these updates mean for you

With these changes, UK commercial property owners have opportunities to make significant savings. Whether you’re planning new purchases or considering upgrades to your existing property, the generous AIA cap and the super-deduction can make a substantial difference to your bottom line.