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Capital Allowances Act 2001

Section 8: No double relief through pooling under Part 2 (plant and machinery allowances)

66.This section is also based on part of section 147(1) and (2) of CAA 1990. It caters for the fact that, if expenditure on plant or machinery has been allocated to a pool, it is not possible to state that an allowance has been made in respect of the expenditure itself even though an allowance may have been made in respect of the pool.

67.Chapter 5 of Part 2 sets out how expenditure on plant and machinery is pooled to arrive at allowances and charges. See also the commentary on Part 2, paragraphs 93 and 94 below.

68.Subsections (1) and (2) extend section 7 to deal with cases in which, under Part 2, capital expenditure has been allocated to a pool and an allowance or charge has been made in respect of that pool. In such cases, allowances are not available under any other Part (other than Parts 7 and 8) in respect of that expenditure (or on the provision of a related asset).

69.Subsections (3) and (4) extend section 7 to deal with cases in which an allowance has been made in respect of capital expenditure under a Part other than Part 2. In such cases, that expenditure (or any expenditure on the provision of a related asset) may not also be allocated to a pool under Part 2.

70.Subsection (5) makes it clear that this section does not apply to Part 7 or 8. Again, see Note 6 in Annex 2.

71.CAA 1990 refers to taking “expenditure into account” for the purposes of the plant and machinery rules. This section is more direct in its approach and refers to expenditure being allocated to a pool and allowances or charges being made. However, there is no change effected by use of these different words.

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