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Tax relief available on asbestos removal work

Did you know that you could claim tax relief on the costs of removing asbestos from business premises? Not only that, you could actually receive a grant of an additional 50% of your costs as well as having the full cost reimbursed. That is, 150% of your costs are paid to you in total.

It’s part of what HMRC refers to as ‘Corporate Intangibles Research and Development’ which applies to ‘land remediation relief’ for work on land in a contaminated state.

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Asbestos deaths – still happening but at a declining rate

Many people believe that asbestos deaths must be a thing of the past, when working conditions were worse than they are now and less was known. Whilst there is some truth in the fact that legislation protects us from asbestos exposure, that does not mean that the problem has gone away.

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How to know if your paint needs to be tested for lead

Up until the 1960s lead was a common ingredient in paint and it continued in some applications until the 1980s. It was used in obvious places like doors, door frames, windows, bannisters, and skirting boards, but also in less obvious places like loft ladders.

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