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Capital Allowances Act 2001

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41Miscellaneous exclusions from section 40 (expenditure for Northern Ireland purposes etc.)
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(1)Expenditure is not first-year qualifying expenditure under section 40 if—

(a)it is long-life asset expenditure,

(b)it is expenditure on the provision of an aircraft or hovercraft, or

(c)it is expenditure on the provision of a goods vehicle for the purposes of a trade which consists primarily of the conveyance of goods.

(2)Expenditure is not first-year qualifying expenditure under section 40 if it is incurred on the provision of plant or machinery for use primarily in—

(a)agriculture, fishing or fish farming, or

(b)any relevant activity carried out in relation to agricultural produce, fish or any fish product for the purpose of bringing it to market,

unless it is authorised for the purposes of this section by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland.

(3)An authorisation given by the Department

(a)may be given either generally or specially, and

(b)may in any case be absolute or conditional;

and, if the authorisation is given generally, it may be modified by the Department.

(4)An authorisation is given specially if it is given so as to apply only to a specified item of expenditure or a specified person; otherwise, it is given generally.

(5)In this section—

  • “agriculture” and “agricultural produce” have the same meaning as in section 6 of the European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68),

  • “fish” includes shellfish,

  • “fish farming” means the intensive rearing, on a commercial basis, of fish intended for human consumption,

  • “fishing” means a trade, or part of a trade, which consists of the catching or taking of fish,

  • “goods vehicle” has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I.1995/2994 (N.I.18)),

  • “hovercraft” has the same meaning as in the Hovercraft Act 1968 (c. 59), and

  • “relevant activity” means transportation, storage, preparation, processing or packaging.

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