Our clients often ask us what Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is and why it’s important when we first have a discussion about asset finance. Here’s a brief guide to what it is and how it can help.

AIA is actually a type of tax allowance to encourage businesses of all sizes to invest in new or used plant and machinery to help them grow. The 100% allowance applies to expenditure up to £200,000 during the year of purchase.

This acts as a great incentive for business owners who may be considering investing in say new machinery to improve productivity. However, there are exceptions that are not included in the allowance including land buildings and cars.

If you are keen to grow your business we can advise you on all sorts of ways to use asset finance to achieve your growth ambitions. We can also advise on the likely tax implications and perhaps reveal some allowances you may not have been previously aware of.

Every business situation is unique and the process depends on whether you intend to buy or lease and the amount of finance you need. Asset finance can be used to acquire a new fleet of vehicles or upgrade your IT systems. Whatever your requirements, our advisors will be happy to talk to you.