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Case Studies

£15m high specification office development by property fund. Provided early pre-tender advice and applied quantity surveying assessments to extract qualifying expenditure. Identified additional capital allowances of £6.5m (43%).
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Pooling claim prepared for £5m Turnkey hotel development on behalf of Property Fund. Early pre-acquisition advice provided to ensure 'Pooling Wording' is included within purchase contract to protect Buyers position. Liaised with Sellers project, finance and legal team. Prepared pooling claim for £2.6m (52%) and associated CAA 2001 s198 election to pass 100% of benefit […]
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£15m Office co-working specialist fit out by owner occupier Carried out detailed review of project cost and specification information and liaised with client accountant. £12.3m (82%) of capital allowances identified.
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Acquisition and fit out of 15 Pubs for £20m by Pub Group. Capital Allowances restricted by historical capital allowances elections. Provided pre-acquisition advice, carried out detailed survey of each property and project to identify qualifying decorative expenditure which is often missed. Claimed additional capital allowances of £6m (30%).
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£200m acquisition by property fund. Capital Allowances restricted by historical capital allowances election Carried out detailed survey of property and identified unusual qualifying expenditure which is often missed. Claimed additional capital allowances of £30m (15%).
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£9.1m High specification restaurant fit out by owner occupier. Early involvement to understand extent of qualifying building alterations and trade specific decorative assets. £8.5m (93%) of plant and machinery allowances and £0.6m of Structures and Buildings Allowances (SBA's).
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£38m High Specification Hotel refurbishment for owner occupier. Early pre-contract advice provided to ensure correct level of cost information is provided on multiple construction packages. Detailed capital allowances survey undertaken to identify qualifying decorative assets. Combined quantity surveying and tax expertise identified £34m (89%) of Plant and Machinery Allowances plus £4m of Structures and Buildings […]
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£40m Private Rented Sector development of 211 units by property fund. Early specialist involvement with project team enabled all detailed cost information to be gathered and in depth understanding of project for capital allowances purposes. £8.4m (21%) of capital allowances identified across two phases.
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£4m Pub acquisition and Redevelopment to high specification. Report required within two weeks of instruction. Liaised directly with client project team, carried out detailed capital allowances survey to assist with quantity surveying assessments. Claimed additional capital allowances of £2.2m (55%).
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£3m of Store fit out expenditure incurred across 7 shops, minimal cost information available. Carried out survey and applied quantity surveying assessments and caselaw to extract qualifying expenditure. Identified £2.55m (85%) of trade specific qualifying expenditure and set up capital allowances system to capture future expenditure.
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£5m of historical enhancement expenditure incurred by care home provider with no detailed cost information. Insufficient information provided for accountant to make a claim. Worked closely with accountant team and client, applied quantity surveying principles and specialist knowledge to build up project cost plan for capital allowances analysis purposes. Prepared fully disclosed report for submission […]
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£6m Capital Contribution paid towards tenant office fit out project. Provided early advice to landlord regarding specific wording within Agreement for Lease. Landlord was able to claim capital allowances on 100% of the contribution paid.
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£20m CAT A fit out and refurbishment. Provided pre-tender advice to project team to help maximise capital allowances position for the landlord. Detailed capital allowances survey confirmed that raised access floor and suspended ceiling £16m (80%) Capital Allowances identified.
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Carried out historical capital allowances review of 40 acquisitions made over a 30 year period for High Net Worth Individual. Forensic research of documentation with minimal client disruption. Client received in an instant tax refund from the tax authorities of £500,000 plus additional future tax savings of £4m.
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£10m Corporate acquisition by owner/occupier of existing specialist Manufacturing facility. Carried out detailed review of existing capital allowances claimed. Used quantity surveying assessments to extract qualifying expenditure. Identified £1.8m of additional unclaimed capital allowances.
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£40m acquisition, capital allowances restricted by £2 election with former owner. Early pre-transaction advice to ensure 'Pooling' wording included within documentation. Detailed review and survey undertaken. Additional capital allowances of £8m identified
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£7m Construction of high specification 85 bed Care Home over two phases for Industry leading Care Provider. Worked closely with client project team from inception to completion to ensure all trade specific assets were captured. Identified £3.5m (50%) of capital allowances.
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£13m Logistics warehouse constructed by nationwide developer. Applied quantity surveying assessments based upon detailed survey and review of project information. Identified £3m (23%) of plant and machinery allowances, £0.5m of qualifying Land Remediation Expenditure and £9.5m of Structures and Buildings Allowances.
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Our services

Preparation of capital allowances reports
We prepare fully disclosed capital allowances reports for both property acquisitions and enhancement projects.
Strategic advice
We provide strategic advice throughout the property cycle including s198 elections, contributions and land remediation relief.
Due diligence
We liaise with the client and their advisors to ensure that the capital allowances position is protected during the acquisition, disposal and leasing of property.
Initial reviews
We offer a free initial review to establish if a capital allowances opportunity exists. This review is carried out with minimal time and disruption to the client.
Negotiation with the tax authorities
We apply an enquiry mitigation strategy to all of our client work. Our experience and extensive knowledge of tax legislation and case law enables us to assist with potential HMRC enquiries.

What our clients say

David and the team are very efficient, proactive and always available to assist
Ines Ramirez, Finance Director, Pontegadea
Any apprehension of switching business to Colne were quickly put aside with David's personal and fresh approach to the world of capital allowances.
Hitesh Patel, Group Financial Controller, Barwood Capital
"Colne Capital Allowances provided us with a professional strategic approach"
Paul Crosbie, Fund Manager, M&G
'They consistently deliver a high quality service combined with a personable and professional approach'
Chris Warren, Managing Director - Fund Services, Patrizia
I have always been impressed by their attention to detail, understanding of complex tax legislation and willingness to help
William Munden, Head of Finance, LBS Properties
Their client service is exceptional, always very reactive and responsive
James Deane, Finance Director, Chancerygate
David and his team are efficient and highly responsive
Martin Bramhill, Group Tax Manager, Helical
David has enabled clients to claim all capital allowances they are due
Andrew Noton, Partner - Lubbock Fine
they continue to impress with their professionalism, expertise and timeliness
Michael Hughes, Managing Director - Whirledge & Nott
"The process was seamless and the results outstanding."
David Butcher, Upham Pub Group
"We find their charges very acceptable, and the success rate on our cases has been 100%"
Martin Waller, Investra Capital & Pelham Associates
The relationship gives me peace of mind, support in abundance and a 'can do' attitude
Gill Kreft, Pendine Park Care Organisation

Expert industry insight

Budget 2023 (15th March 2023)
Full Expensing and 50% FYA
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Mini-Budget 'The Growth Plan 2022'
Capital Allowances Changes - Growth Plan 2022
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Budget 2021 (27th October)Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) – Extension of £1m AIA- 31st March 2023
Is 2021/2022 the best time to carry out qualifying expenditure
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