Capital Allowances and refurbishment costs

Hi

Scenario - a business gives up a lease on a property.  During its occupancy the business has incurred capital expenditure on refurbishment.   No allowances have been claimed as all expenditure has been deemed capital.  The business will not recover any costs of the refurbishment expenditure when it gives up the lease, and therefore has an asset sat on its balance sheet with no realisable value.  If this cost is written off to the profit and loss account, would this be tax deductible expenditure?

Thank you

Mark

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