How the Government’s ‘Super-Deduction’ Scheme Could Save You Money On Your Office Improvements

Now is a great time to invest in new office furniture, air conditioning systems or passenger lifts, thanks to the Government’s ‘super-deduction’ scheme.

The Government launched a new ‘super-deduction’ scheme in April, making capital allowances available for companies investing in qualifying new plant and machinery between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2023. Under the super-deduction, for every pound a company invests, their taxes are cut by up to 25p.

Investments in assets qualifying for capital allowances at the 18% main rate will benefit from a 130% first-year allowance. These include assets such as office desks and chairs. Investments in ‘special rate’ assets normally qualifying for allowances at only 6% will benefit from a 50% first-year allowance. These include long-life assets and integral features in buildings such as lifts and air conditioning.

Essentially, that means now is a great time to invest in new equipment – the scheme is not available for used or secondhand equipment.

When it comes to office equipment, you can claim on:

  • Office desks and chairs
  • Air conditioning equipment
  • Passenger lifts

All of the above we at Glenside can provide as part of a wider commercial fit-out or refurbishment (or any of our other services) or as a stand-alone service.

If you are thinking of changing your furniture in the next few years; or improving accessibility with a passenger lift; or refreshing your air conditioning system, we recommend taking advantage of the great savings available through this scheme before it runs out.

Contact our friendly team today to find out more and discuss the possibilities.

Note: It is important to be aware that we are not tax advisors, so it would be best for you to run any questions about this scheme past your accountant.