Brand Valuation ISO 10668

Capital Allowances changing in April 2012 but act now!  October 20, 2011 – 05:00 pm
Overview of ISO 10668: Brand

I thought i would take this opportunity of highlighting a couple of changes that are coming up in April 2012. With many businesses coming to the point where they can’t hold off any longer the need for capital investment, real consideration needs to be given to the timing of such investment. Perhaps it might encourage some to do it sooner rather than later?

Annual Investment Allowance

The amount of capital allowances AIA is being reduced from £100K pa to only £25K with effect from 1 April 2012 for companies and 6 April 2012 for non-corporates. The rules will again contain a restriction so that for businesses with a yearend that straddles the 1 April/6 April date recognition must be made of the £25K limit.

One example would be if Spendco has a 30 September 2012 year end and plans to spend
£75K in February 2012 on plant. The maximum it can obtain under AIA, even although it has spent the money before 1 April 2012 is approximately £56, 000 and the rest of the expenditure goes into the 18% pool (no longer 20%) where it will take over 20 years to recover the cost.

Capital Allowances Pool

As mentioned above the main rate applied to items that are subject to the Capital Allowances Pool drops from 20% to 18% on the same date thus increasing the time it takes before the full cost of a ‘pooled’ asset is recovered. Consideration should then be given to which assets might qualify for Short Life Asset (SLA) treatment.

Source: Gilliland & Company Chartered Accountants Glasgow

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Hi i'm going through the insurance company of another party who was responsible for totalling my car, and am running into some issues:
1) i had put in a brand new battery one month prior to the car being totalled and they are giving 20% of its value. does that sound ridculous or what?
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