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Capital Allowances Act 2001

Section 274: Trades and undertakings which are “qualifying trades”

969.This section is based on parts of sections 18(1), (9) and (10) and 21(5AA) of CAA 1990. It defines “qualifying trade”. Use for a qualifying trade is the main way buildings qualify as industrial buildings.

970.Subsection (1) sets out in Table A seven kinds of qualifying trades and in Table B ten kinds of undertakings which are qualifying trades when carried on by way of trade. The equivalent list in section 18(1) of CAA 1990 starts with “a trade carried on in a mill, factory or other similar premises”. This Act does not include this. These words add nothing which is not covered by section 18(1)(e), “a trade which consists in the manufacture of goods or materials or the subjection of goods or materials to any process.” Items 1 and 2 of Table A are derived from this. See Note 45 in Annex 2.

971.Item 7 of Table A contains a definition of “mineral deposits” derived from section 161(2) of CAA 1990 but omits the examples of geothermal energy. They are not needed. See Note 46 in Annex 2.

972.Item 7 of Table B deals with tunnels and is derived from section 18(1)(c) of CAA 1990 which is subject to section 18(11) of the same Act. There is no provision equivalent to section 18(11) in this Act. See Note 78 in Annex 2.

973.Subsection (2) gives pointers to special rules which apply only to highway undertakings.

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