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Pay less tax with efficient scrubber dryers

Published 12th March, 2010 by Neil Nixon

Pay less tax with efficient scrubber dryers

The Government is encouraging the use of green technology by setting up tax incentive schemes for companies who purchase qualifying equipment. The initiative encourages the use of environmentally friendly cleaning machines and in particular water efficient scrubber dryers. In short it encourages businesses to invest in water saving technology.

Nilfisk has been working with ICCMA and DEFRA to define the scheme. The ECA scheme (enhanced capital allowance) allows businesses to claim the whole cost of the qualifying equipment against corporation tax in the first year. For larger companies this allows them to save 28% in the form of a tax allowance.

Qualifying machines are listed, by model, on the Water Technology List (WTL) and the manufacturers are entitled to use the WTL logo where appropriate. All companies, irrespective of size or industry segment, can claim. Claims can only be made on investments in new and unused plant and machinery.
The Nilfisk group has the greatest amount of water efficient scrubber dryers approved on the Water Technology List. A total of 49 Nilfisk models are now certified and listed on the ECA WTL website: .

Models range from the 450mm BA451 through to the 860mm ride on scrubber dryer BR855. Models are approved with the benefit of the automated chemical dosing system EDS - Eco Dosage Solution.

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