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Capital Allowances Act 2001

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767.If the payment covers all of the depreciation, section 37 will prevent the plant or machinery qualifying for allowances unless the payment is taken into account as income.

768.This Chapter is similar to Chapter 15 in that it provides for a just and reasonable reduction of allowances and charges and for single asset pools to enable the reductions to be taken into account.

769.It would be impossible to achieve the correct adjustment if expenditure on the asset were kept in a pool with other assets. So this Chapter provides for single asset pools. For rules about pooling in general see Chapter 5. Section 54(2) contains the rule that a single asset pool cannot contain expenditure relating to more than one asset.

770.Section 80(7) of CAA 1990 has not been rewritten as such because it defines a term, “relevant period”, which is not necessary in this Act.

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