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Capital Allowances Act 2001

Section 101: Long-life asset pool

429.This section is based on section 38E(1) and (2) of CAA 1990. It requires a separate pool for long-life asset expenditure. If the expenditure does not have to be allocated to a single asset pool this is the class pool for long-life asset expenditure. A separate pool is necessary to apply the 6% rate of writing-down allowances for long-life assets.

430.The rule in section 38E(2)(c) of CAA 1990 which provides that the class pool for long-life assets only ends when the trade ends is in section 65(1).

431.Subsection (2) is drafted on the basis that a qualifying activity of special leasing can have a long-life asset pool. See Note 22 in Annex 2.

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