Capital Allowance Claims

Actua provides a comprehensive package of support for capital allowance claims to clients, accountants and tax advisors, providing with them with the ability to quantify and schedule their potential capital allowance claims and subsequently achieve substantial savings.

Commercial properties in the UK are eligible for tax relief in the form of capital allowances, providing the property is owned by a UK tax payer (and is not held in a pension fund). Typically at least 25% of a commercial property's purchase price will be eligible for capital allowances.

Eligible property types include:


The following case studies are examples of the tax savings which Actua has helped our clients to achieve:

Case Sudy 1

A hotelier purchased a new property for £5.2m and Actua was contracted to undertake a detailed survey of the premises. Qualifying capital allowances in the region of £1.75m, including pool plant machinery, integral features and energy saving plant were identified, equating to an initial first year tax saving of £83,000. A further £2.7m of industrial building allowances were identified, resulting in an additional first year tax saving of £22,500.

Case Sudy 2

A firm of solicitors had purchased their offices for £900,000. Actua undertook a detailed survey of the property and identified qualifying capital allowances in the region of £143,000 including plant, machinery, integral fixtures, heating installations and fire safety measures. A first year tax saving of £40,000 was achieved.

Clients Testimonials

  • Actua assisted in providing specialist capital allowance surveys on commercial property owned by our clients, enabling them to claim thousands in allowable tax reliefs. Actua offer a professional, efficient service and as a result we have partnered in offering a full survey and tax report service for Enhanced Capital Allowances."

    Kate Lonsdale