A politically safe budget. Having been rebuffed by younger voters in the June general election, the Government is understandably concerned to be seen to be addressing their needs, and this was reflected in the Chancellor’s November Budget announcements. Of particular concern has been the difficulty young people are experiencing in getting onto the housing ladder, […]
A favourite of tax advisers and stockbrokers, but is ‘The Alternative Investment Market (AIM)’ worth the risk for low to medium risk investors? I’m not convinced. Here’s why. 1. What is the AIM? The AIM is a market which provides small and fast growing businesses opportunities to generate capital. Since its launch in 1995, approximately […]
Following last week’s blog post on Financial Planning – Current Hot Topics, here are a few more tax efficient strategies to consider in the run up to the Budget.
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’s 2014 Budget heralded a revolution in providing for retirement. Here is a summary of what pension savers need to know. Reasons for the 2014 Budget changes The objective of the Budget changes is to remove the need for pension savers to apply their pension pots to purchasing annuities and to enable them instead […]