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Capital Allowances Act 2001

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343.A person buying plant or machinery under a hire-purchase or similar contract does not own it. So they cannot meet the general conditions for allowances under this Part in section 11.

344.Legislation to enable a person to get plant and machinery allowances for expenditure under hire-purchase contracts was introduced (by FA 1957) at the same time as the general rule that plant or machinery had to belong to a person as a result of the expenditure for them to be entitled to plant and machinery allowances.

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