Super-Deduction - Ensuring it Stimulates Growth

15 April 2021

Business finance - 678kb PDF

At the 2021 Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a “super-deduction” for expenditure on qualifying plant and machinery assets. The measure hopes to boost investment by providing an allowance of 130% on new plant and machinery investments that would normally qualify for 18% main rate writing down allowance.

While this measure has the potential to significantly benefit businesses, the legislation as currently drafted excludes some of the most common ways plant and machinery is used by businesses, including leasing and plant hire. We propose that changes are made to the deduction so that it benefits a much broader range of businesses. This paper sets out those changes.

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