Land Remediation Relief

This valuable incentive helps UK businesses claim tax relief on cleaning up contaminated land.

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We create and maximise
your Land
Remediation
Relief claim

Land Remediation Relief was introduced to encourage landowners and developers to restore land resources, which had previously been contaminated, to their former state.

Currently, many developers are missing out on the benefits of the the scheme as they are unaware that the work they are doing to ‘clean up’ land could qualify for this valuable incentive.

Our Land Remediation team leverages their proven experience in this area to offer an end-to-end consultancy service, from technical and financial discovery through to the submission of a claim.

land remediation activity

About the scheme:

The Land Remediation Tax Relief scheme rewards developers who actively work on contaminated sites by allowing them to claim back between 10 – 30% of the costs incurred in cleaning up land they purchased in a contaminated or derelict state. The relief is available for companies, Real Estate Investment Trusts and companies which are members of Partnerships. The scheme applies to the land owner (or 7+ year leaseholder) who has purchased the land in its contaminated state.

Which of your costs might qualify?

  • Costs that have been incurred directly to deal with the relevant identified contamination
  • Specialist surveys following the acquisition of land to confirm details of contamination
  • Payments for the excavation and disposal costs of contaminated soil
  • The installation of capping layers and barriers
  • Expenditure on remediation techniques (e.g. biological treatments)
  • Expenditure on tests to confirm the level of contamination (after confirming its existence)
  • Expenditure on cement (or other materials) to contain contamination
  • Verification report from the Local Authority

Our Experts

Simba Mareverwa

Partner – Innovation Incentives

Radeep Mathew

Head of Consulting

Alex Burrill

Senior Associate

Our Experts

Simba Mareverwa

Partner – Innovation Incentives

Radeep Mathew

Head of Consulting

Alex Burrill

Senior Associate

Why work with Leyton?

  • Our tax and technical experts have a wealth of experience working with developers to help them claim through this scheme and will create the technical report enabling you to submit your claim
  • Our information gathering processes ensure that all possible qualifying costs are included
  • By working with an innovation funding specialist such as Leyton, you are mitigating the risk of an HMRC enquiry risk, which helps your business receive the maximum financial benefit as quickly as possible

What kind of land qualifies?

  • Derelict Land – Derelict land is land which cannot be put into a productive state without the removal of buildings or other structures. The term “productive state” has a wide meaning. It includes land that is in economic use, for example as retail premises or a car park temporarily used for less than 7 days in a year, and land that has a social use, as housing or a recreational area. Dereliction must be in existence on or before 1 April 1998.
  • Contaminated Land – Land is in a contaminated state only if there is something in, on or under the land which causes “relevant harm”, or there is a serious possibility that “relevant harm” will be caused. The soil or water contamination must be the result of an industrial activity unless the contaminant is arsenic, radon, or Japanese knotweed – these can be present naturally.

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