What is Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA)?

The Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme, in the UK, enables businesses to claim enhanced tax relief for investing in energy efficient equipment.

Building services such as lighting can account for significant energy use. Investing in the latest energy efficient lighting can save money through lower electricity bills, and in addition, careful selection of equipment may also mean that the investment is eligible for 100% tax relief within the first year. The Energy Technology List (ETL) sets out the compliance criteria for lighting equipment. It is broken down into High Efficiency Lighting Units and White Light Emitting Diode Lighting Units. The document linked below illustrates the Thorlux luminaires that comply with the ETL and are therefore eligible for Enhanced Capital Allowances. More information about ECA and ETL can be found at www.etl.decc.gov.uk.

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