A little about Afilia
Our service during the coronavirus lockdown
We will, hopefully, be able to offer a business-as-usual service throughout the crisis.
As project information is invariably sent to us in either Excel or PDF format, the lockdown has no effect on our ability to progress claims.
Our site inspections are primarily to create a visual record, and so if photographs can be provided by the client, then we can complete our analysis and report as normal.
As current cash flows are tight, reclaiming every bit of tax becomes important and we are happy to accept payment of our fees spread over 3 or 6 months if wished.
Business premises - beyond the pandemic
Much is being talked about in the context of increased home-working by employees and the need for smaller office footprints and more hot-desking. Nevertheless in many instances there may be a need for considerable adaptation to existing premises to accommodate new more socially-distanced working practices. Utilising tax relief at the planning stage will help reduce capital requirements and achieve the best specifications. Click here to read more.
Capital Allowances for GP Surgeries - updated introductory briefing available here.
Will the new Towns Fund create the growth conditions in 100 towns and cities that will create the opportunity for upgrading tired commercial property assets and contribute to the zero carbon journey - click here to read the article.
'Capital Allowances and the UK's zero carbon target' - a new paper considers the use of EPCs and accelerated plant & machinery allowances to replace the outgoing Enhanced Capital Allowances system - click here to read.
'Capital Allowances through the prism of 2019' - a paper submitted to HMRC/HMT following a discussion with a representative team of Capital Allowances advisers the government at the RICS - click here to read.
Property purchase claims changed dramatically in 2012 but have not gone away altogether and can still be valuable opportunities. Click here for our update guide.
Who wants to be an AIA millionaire? With a two year window of opportunity, it is a good time to dust-off the file of a possible improvement or upgrade. See our guidance note here.
Budget 2018 - Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) increased to £1m per annum for two years from January 2019. New Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA) introduced from April 2019 providing 2% per annum straight line deprecation of the cost of new structures, including works of renovation. To see illustrations click here.
The Office of Tax Simplification reported on its review of Capital Allowances in June 2018.
We prepared submissions on behalf of the UK Green Building Council, and the Primary Care Premises Forum and have issued new briefings in light of the OTS report. Click either name to read.
From April 2018 - Afilia is the new brand for DavidRees.Co taking our successful firm forward to its next stage.
Our focus as specialists in Capital Allowances is unchanged and Afilia allows new headroom for our team to grow and expand.
Whether your role in commercial property is investor, owner, occupier, or adviser - then optimal returns are essential. Capital Allowances offer significant bottom-line savings, particularly for refurbishment and upgrade programmes.
Our role is to assist you in ensuring tax relief is part of your property agenda. With the experience of over £500m in claims for allowances we have the expertise to help you maintain a tax-friendly approach.
We advise on any commercial property but are well-known for our work in healthcare, with experience of over 100 GP surgery projects.
Pre-planning the available reliefs can improve deliverability, enable a better specification on the same budget, and help achieve sustainability targets.