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  • Writer's pictureLloyd Mawhinney

MawGreen Ltd Blog - Tax relief when you invest in energy-saving lighting

Updated: Apr 10, 2019

The Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) scheme encourages businesses to invest in energy saving lighting equipment that meets the performance standards set out in the Energy Technology List (ETL).

Lighting products that meet the ETL standards may be eligible for first year tax relief - meaning that you can write off the whole cost of the equipment against your taxable profits in the year that you buy it.

This can be very helpful for cashflow purposes. It makes sense to get confirmation from your supplier that the equipment meets the ETL criteria before you invest in it.

As an extra benefit, products that meet the ETL criteria are highly energy-efficient and can:

reduce your running costs and energy bills reduce Climate Change Levy payments (if applicable)

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