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The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme is a key part of the Government’s programme to manage climate change, and is designed to encourage businesses to invest in energy-saving equipment.

The scheme provides a tax incentive to businesses that invest in equipment that meets published energy-saving criteria (as seen on the ETL). It is managed by the Carbon Trust, on behalf of the Government

  • Open to all businesses that pay UK corporation or income tax, regardless of size, sector or location.
  • Provides 100% first-year capital allowances on investments in energy-saving equipment against taxable profits of the period of investment.
  • Only spending on new and unused energy-saving equipment can qualify for ECAs.
Interest free Energy-Efficiency Loans are also available from the Carbon Trust for the purchase of energy-saving equipment. Loans and ECA's can be used together. Loans are a cost effective way to replace or upgrade your existing equipment with a more energy efficient version. Visit www.carbontrust.co.uk/loans to find out more.


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A Compact 610 refrigerator has an energy index of just 9.32 and has been shown to cost operators £73.31, while the freezer has an index of 32.65 and running costs of £256.82 per annum (at an energy cost of 10p/Kw).