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If you are looking to improve the energy efficiency of your company. A1R Services Ltd can advise you on two government schemes that make the reduction of both carbon emissions and your energy bills financially viable. We are now an approved Carbon Trust supplier and we can help with applying for your interest-free loans. Loans are now free from £3000 to £500,000. If you want assistance please give us a call on 0845 617 1710.

Enhanced Capital Allowance
Your air conditioning installation costs could be immediately 100% tax deductable.

As part of the government's programme to manage climate change, UK companies can now claim 100% first year capital allowances on their investment in designated energy-saving plant and machinery. Usually the benefit from capital allowances can take up to eight years to recover 95% of the tax relief.

An Enhanced Capital Allowance provides benefit to you by reducing your business's tax bill of the year in which the investment is made. Claims for ECA are made in the same way as other capital allowance on the Corporation Tax Return for companies and the Income Tax Return for individuals and partnerships.

You can find out about the Inland Revenue's guidance on the ECA scheme at this Inland Revenue page.

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Interest Free Loans from the Carbon Trust
Small businesses feeling the pinch during the credit crunch are being offered interest-free loans of up to £3,000 to £500,000 to improve their energy efficiency.

Until recently, the largest loan an SME could apply for from the Carbon Trust was £100,000 but that figure has now doubled - and the size of the overall pot available for loans has also shot up by 45% to £31 million. The loans, which are unsecured, interest-free and repayable over a period of up to four years, provide a cost effective way for small businesses to upgrade equipment with a more energy efficient version - thereby reducing energy bills and cutting their carbon footprint.

Loans are often offered on a partial basis, but the economic climate has made availability of alternative sources of financing more difficult. Large projects that can deliver the necessary carbon savings will now be eligible for loans that fund a greater proportion or total project cost.

Since its inception, the Carbon Trust has helped business save around 17 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, with associated financial savings of around £1 billion. You can find out more at:

Both of these schemes means that there's no better time than now to consider an air conditioning installation for your business.

To discuss either of these schemes and find out how A1R Services Ltd can help your business have a comfortable, productive environment AND save money please give us a call on 0845 617 1710.

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