Did you know that the Government is planning to launch (following a long campaign by the Environmental Industries Commission) a new “Green Technology Challenge” tax incentive for companies purchasing a range of environmental technologies?

The seminar is designed for both suppliers and users of environmental technology to tell you all you need to know about:

  • What the Green Technology Challenge tax incentive is
  • What technologies it will cover
  • How it can make/save your company money

THE GREEN TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE

The Green Technology Challenge tax incentive will provide first-year capital allowances to companies which invest in specific environmental technologies. They will focus on

  • Reducing water use and improve water quality
  • Tackling climate change through energy-saving technologies
  • Cleaner road fuels and vehicles

THE BENEFITS OF THE SEMINAR

This tailored seminar on the Green Technology Challenge will:

  • Hear direct from Treasury officials on how the tax incentives will work
  • Set out all the detail you need about whether your technology will qualify and how to apply
  • Ensure you understand how your company can claim the tax incentives for investments
  • Explain how the specific criteria for water quality and climate change technologies will apply

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

All companies selling or purchasing environmental technologies, or advising environmental performance, need to make sure they understand how these new tax incentives will impact on their business and their clients. The seminar is, therefore, designed for:

  • Companies Purchasing Environmental Technologies and Services
  • Environmental Technology Providers
  • Environmental Consultancies

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

10.30 – Registration

10.40 – Chairman’s Introduction

10.50 – Andrew Field , Environment Tax Team, HM Treasury

What is the Green Technology Challenge and how can you claim a tax incentive for your company’s technology?

11.20 – Blaise Marin, Head of Tax, Gouldens

How can purchasers of environmental technology claim the tax incentive

11.45 – Panel of Speakers: Andy Lewry, BRE; XXX, AEA Technology Environment; Andrew Field; Blaise Marin

How will the specific criteria for climate change and water quality?

NOTICE

The content and timing of this programme or identity of the speakers may change for reasons beyond the control of the Environmental Industries Commission Ltd.

REGISTRATION FORM

The Green Technology Challenge, Thursday, 23 May 2002

Registration forms are available from:

To: Environmental Industries Commission Ltd, 45 Weymouth Street, London W1G 8ND. Tel : 020 7935 1675, Fax : 020 7486 3455

THE ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRIES COMMISSION

With over 200 Member Companies the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) is the lead association promoting and supporting the development of a strong, competitive UK environmental technology and services sector.

"EIC is unquestionably a very dynamic and successful element in the industry of the future…I wish that all sectors of industry were as pressing and demanding…EIC has an important role to play in placing the environment at the heart of Government decision making."

Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP

Minister for the Environment

For further information about EIC please contact EIC's Marketing Manager on Tel: 0207 486 9566 or visit our website at www.eic-uk.co.uk

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