Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) and Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) represent tax-advantaged opportunities to invest equity capital into very small and often very early stage – or even start-up – privately held businesses(1).
The Chancellor is due to make his Autumn Statement on 4 December, and it is being suggested that some of the tax advantages of ISAs and pension schemes could be under review. When ISAs were launched in 1999, the maximum investment limit was £7,000, of which £3,000 could be contributed to a cash ISA. The […]
The British have been obsessed with property for several decades. Is buy-to-let property really a substitute for a well-invested pension pot? Is it a sensible choice in the face of low yields from deposits? When one takes a closer look at the financial and emotional burdens of managing buy-to-let property, the case for property may […]