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Capital Allowances Act 2001

Section 22: Structures, assets and works

165.This section is based on paragraphs 2 and 5 of Schedule AA1 to CAA 1990. It brings together material excluding structures from the meaning of plant or machinery.

166.Subsection (1) sets out the general exclusion of structures, and incorporates list B. The assets in list B are excluded as structures whether or not they are structures in an ordinary sense.

167.Subsection (2) incorporates the rule in paragraph 5(1) of Schedule AA1 to CAA 1990 that the cost of construction or acquisition is part of the cost of the structure.

168.Subsection (3)(a) is based on paragraph 5(1)(a) and defines “structure”. Subsection 3(b) brings in the definition of land from paragraph 5(3). This is needed in subsection (1)(b).

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