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Finance Act 2014

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66Business premises renovation allowances
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(1)Section 360B of CAA 2001 (business premises renovation allowances: meaning of “qualifying expenditure”) is amended in accordance with subsections (2) to (6).

(2)For subsection (1) substitute—

(1)In this Part “qualifying expenditure” means capital expenditure incurred before the expiry date—

(a)in respect of which Conditions A and B are met, and

(b)which is not excluded by subsection (3), (3B) or (3D).

(3)After subsection (2) insert—

(2A)Condition A is that the expenditure is incurred on—

(a)the conversion of a qualifying building into qualifying business premises,

(b)the renovation of a qualifying building if it is or will be qualifying business premises, or

(c)repairs to a qualifying building or, where the building is part of a building, to the building of which the qualifying building forms part, to the extent that the repairs are incidental to expenditure within paragraph (a) or (b).

(2B)Condition B is that the expenditure is incurred on—

(a)building works,

(b)architectural or design services,

(c)surveying or engineering services,

(d)planning applications, or

(e)statutory fees or statutory permissions.

(2C)But Condition B is treated as met in respect of expenditure incurred on matters not mentioned in that Condition to the extent that that expenditure (in total) does not exceed 5% of the qualifying expenditure incurred on the matters mentioned in subsection (2B)(a) to (c).

(4)In subsection (3)—

(a)for “not qualifying expenditure” substitute “excluded”, and

(b)in paragraph (d), for “as defined by section 173(1)” substitute “(as defined by section 173(1)) and falls within subsection (3A)”.

(5)After that subsection insert—

(3A)The fixtures which fall within this subsection are—

(a)integral features within the meaning of section 33A (taking account of section 33A(6) and any provision for the time being made under section 33A(7)) or part of such a feature;

(b)automatic control systems for opening and closing doors, windows and vents;

(c)window cleaning installations;

(d)fitted cupboards and blinds;

(e)protective installations such as lightning protection, sprinkler and other equipment for containing or fighting fires, fire alarm systems and fire escapes;

(f)building management systems;

(g)cabling in connection with telephone, audio-visual data installations and computer networking facilities, which are incidental to the occupation of the building;

(h)sanitary appliances, and bathroom fittings which are hand driers, counters, partitions, mirrors or shower facilities;

(i)kitchen and catering facilities for producing and storing food and drink for the occupants of the building;

(j)signs;

(k)public address systems;

(l)intruder alarm systems.

(3B)Expenditure is excluded if, and to the extent that, it exceeds the market value amount for the works, services or other matters to which it relates.

(3C)“The market value amount” means the amount of expenditure which it would have been normal and reasonable to incur on the works, services or other matters—

(a)in the market conditions prevailing when the expenditure was incurred, and

(b)assuming the transaction as a result of which the expenditure was incurred was between persons dealing with each other at arm’s length in the open market.

(3D)Expenditure is excluded if the qualifying building was used at any time during the period of 12 months ending with the day on which the expenditure is incurred.

(6)In subsection (5), after “regulations” insert

(a)amend this section so as to add a description of fixture to the list in subsection (3A), or vary or remove a description of fixture in that list;

(b)

(7)After that section insert—

360BAExpenditure not treated as qualifying expenditure if delay in carrying out works etc

(1)This section applies where—

(a)(ignoring this section) qualifying expenditure is incurred on works, services or other matters in a chargeable period, and

(b)those works, services or other matters are not completed or provided before the end of the period of 36 months beginning with the date the expenditure was incurred.

(2)To the extent that it relates to so much of those works, services or other matters as are not completed or provided before the end of that period, the expenditure is to be treated for the purposes of this Part as never having been incurred (unless and until subsection (6) applies).

(3)All such assessments and adjustments of assessments are to be made as are necessary to give effect to subsection (2).

(4)If a person who has made a tax return becomes aware that, after making it, anything in it has become incorrect because of the operation of this section, the person must give notice to an officer of Revenue and Customs specifying how the return needs to be amended.

(5)The notice must be given within 3 months beginning with the day on which the person first became aware that anything in the return had become incorrect because of the operation of this section.

(6)If, at any time after the end of the period mentioned in subsection (1)(b), those works, services or other matters are completed or provided, the expenditure to which subsection (2) applies is to be treated for the purposes of this Part as incurred at that time.

(8)For section 360L of that Act (grants affecting entitlement to allowances) substitute—

360LGrants affecting entitlement to allowances

(1)No initial allowance or writing-down allowance under this Part is to be made in respect of qualifying expenditure in respect of a qualifying building if a relevant grant or relevant payment is made towards—

(a)that expenditure, or

(b)any other expenditure which is incurred by any person in respect of the same building, and on the same single investment project as that expenditure.

(2)An initial allowance or writing-down allowance made in respect of qualifying expenditure is to be withdrawn if—

(a)after it is made, a relevant grant or relevant payment is made towards that expenditure, or

(b)within the period of 3 years beginning when that expenditure was incurred, a relevant grant or relevant payment is made towards any other expenditure which is incurred by any person in respect of the same building, and on the same single investment project, as that expenditure.

(3)All such assessments and adjustments of assessments are to be made as are necessary to give effect to subsection (2).

(4)If a person who has made a return becomes aware that, after making it, anything in it has become incorrect because of the operation of this section, that person must give notice to an officer of Revenue and Customs specifying how the return needs to be amended.

(5)The notice must be given within 3 months beginning with the day on which the person first became aware that anything in the return had become incorrect because of the operation of this section.

(6)In this section—

  • “General Block Exemption Regulation” means Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 (General block exemption Regulation);

  • “relevant grant or relevant payment” means a grant or payment which is—

    (a)

    a State aid, other than an allowance under this Part, or

    (b)

    a grant or subsidy, other than a State aid, which the Treasury by order declares to be relevant for the purposes of the withholding of allowances under this Part;

  • “single investment project” has the same meaning as in the General Block Exemption Regulation.

(7)Nothing in this section limits references to “State aid” to State aid which is required to be notified to and approved by the European Commission.

(8)The Treasury may by order amend this section to make provision consequential upon the General Block Exemption Regulation being replaced by another instrument.

(9)In section 360M of that Act (when balancing adjustments are made), in subsection (4) for “7” substitute “5”.

(10)Subject to subsection (11), the amendments made by this section have effect for expenditure incurred on or after the specified day.

(11)Section 360L of CAA 2001 (inserted by subsection (8)) has effect—

(a)in relation to a relevant grant or relevant payment made at any time (whether before or on or after the specified day) towards expenditure incurred on or after that day, and

(b)in relation to a relevant grant or relevant payment made on or after the specified day towards expenditure incurred before that day.

(12)“The specified day” means—

(a)for income tax purposes, 6 April 2014, and

(b)for corporation tax purposes, 1 April 2014.

(13)In the application of section 360L of CAA 2001 in relation to expenditure incurred before the day on which this Act is passed, the definition of “General Block Exemption Regulation” in subsection (6) of that section is to be treated as referring to Commission Regulation (EC) No 800/2008.

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