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Apr 17, 2014

Octopus sees year-round VCT inflows

Clients are no longer flocking to venture capital trusts just during the Isa season but are considering their merits all year round, Mike Piddock...

Apr 17, 2014

Growing demand boosts VCT funds raised

Venture capital trusts raised £435.7m in the 2013-14 tax year, including enhanced share buybacks, up 8 per cent on the year before, figures from...

Apr 16, 2014

Solar scheme on course for fund-raising target

A community-run share scheme investing in solar panels for Plymouth schools has raised £400,000 in five weeks.

Apr 09, 2014

VCTs can “change the world”: Murray

Statistical averages “hide the exceptional performance” of venture capital trusts, Dr Gordon Murray OBE has claimed.

Apr 09, 2014

VCTs hit 8-year high with £375m in 2013/14

Venture capital trust investment reached £375m, £105m more than in 2012/13 and an eight year high, just hours before the 2013/14 tax year deadline,...

Mar 25, 2014

Cash Isa investors ‘must beware inflation’

Cash Isa investors should beware inflation in the wake of the chancellor’s Budget announcement that the yearly investment limit will rise to...

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Tax-Efficient Investing - March 2014| Mar 31, 2014

Plant the money tree in springtime

If only we could plant a coin in soil, water it and watch it grow into a healthy money tree and harvest the fistfuls of notes being born on its...

From Special Report: Tax-Efficient Investing - March 2014| Mar 31, 2014

Picking the right strategy for your Isa

As the end of the tax year approaches, Adrian Lowcock, senior investment manager at Hargreaves Lansdown, offers his best picks for five types of...

From Special Report: Tax-Efficient Investing - March 2014| Mar 31, 2014

Relief is available from IHT concerns

Inheritance tax mitigation is not only about trusts, there are other investment strategies to consider such as Business Relief.

From Special Report: Tax-Efficient Investing - March 2014| Mar 31, 2014

Understanding a complex world

Capital Gains Tax is something everyone is heard of, but how can its relief be used effectively?

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Guide to Enterprise Investment Schemes

The Enterprise Investment Scheme is a government initiative designed to help smaller higher-risk companies.

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Tax-efficient investing - March 2014

The chancellor claimed the Budget was for “the makers, the doers, and the savers”.

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Secret IFA: EIS, VCT growth a threat to adviser reputation

To seek out new life and civilisations, our undercover adviser says someone should go where no man has gone before.

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Guide to Energy Investing in the 21st Century

As you read this guide on an electronic device, look around you and realise just how many things require energy to work.

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Inheritance Tax Solutions - December 2013

With the ‘death tax’ now affecting more and more people, the options to mitigate tax are becoming increasingly important.

Recent Articles
  1. Tax-efficient investing - March 2014
    From Our Publications| Mar 31, 2014

    Tax-efficient investing - March 2014

    The chancellor claimed the Budget was for “the makers, the doers, and the savers”.

  2. From Special Report: Tax-Efficient Investing - March 2014| Mar 31, 2014

    Why EISs can have many advantages

    Among the many tax saving vehicles supported by the government is the enterprise investment scheme, but what does it do?

  3. From Special Report: Tax-Efficient Investing - March 2014| Mar 31, 2014

    Demand for VCTs sees an increase

    Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) are enjoying increased popularity this tax year. But what are the drivers behind this growth.

  4. Treasury reveals new rule for latest VCT shares
    Mar 25, 2014

    Treasury reveals new rule for latest VCT shares

    New “simple rule” focuses on when funds are initially raised and where VCTs may not have made qualifying investments.

  5. Mar 20, 2014

    Osborne clamps down on the misuse of VCTs

    Venture capital trusts may end up falling foul of HM Revenue and Customs, as George Osborne announced that the government will “take action to curb...

  6. Budget provides ‘final nail in the coffin’ for tax avoidance
    Mar 19, 2014

    Budget provides ‘final nail in the coffin’ for tax avoidance

    This year’s Budget is one for savers, doers and bingo players.

  7. Budget 2014: AIC leaps to defence of VCTs
    Investments| Mar 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: AIC leaps to defence of VCTs

    Trade body declares that the VCT industry will “successfully manage the impact” of any government clampdown.

  8. Budget 2014: 10% tax rate on savings income abolished
    From Your Industry| Mar 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: 10% tax rate on savings income abolished

    From April 2015 the 10 per cent ‘starting-rate’ will be replaced with a new 0 per cent rate.

  9. Budget 2014: HMRC cracks down on EIS and VCT abuse
    Mar 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: HMRC cracks down on EIS and VCT abuse

    Inheritance tax has been waived for those in emergency services who lose their lives protecting the nation and the chancellor has pledged a further...

  10. Friends Life admits five-week delays could hit 500k clients
    From Your Industry| Mar 18, 2014

    Friends Life admits five-week delays could hit 500k clients

    Integration of new back-office system produces backlog which could affect 10 per cent of Friends Life’s clients.

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