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Do advisers think VCTs are a suitable option for their clients?
Octopus Investments has predicted a steep rise in allocations to venture capitalist trusts (VCT) in the coming year, having already seen a ten-fold increase in money attracted by its funds in the last year.
Advisers expect their clients to become more interested in investing in Venture Capital Trusts (VCT) as they seek to make up for a reduced pension allowance and take advantage of tax-free dividends, a survey suggests.
A former Co-op Bank executive has received £350,000 from Enterprise Ventures' North West Fund for Venture Capital to market his new software product for IFAs.
January to March is the traditional EIS and VCT fundraising ‘season'. Matthew Brow, partner at RAM Capital Partners which markets the investments, gives a rundown of the New Year benefits on offer.
The death of "gravy train" tax breaks for solar power was inevitable, but other venture capital trusts could be right be clients, say advisers who invest in renewable energy.
Providers of Solar VCT investments have moved to close their latest schemes after the government proposed bringing forward the deadline for slashing subsidies.
Angel investors in small businesses will receive a £100m tax break to back Britain's growing companies
In general, the five tax breaks available under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) make it one of the most attractive vehicles for private investment available in the current environment - 30% up front tax relief, freedom from Capital Gains and Inheritance...
Chris Hutchinson, fund manager at Unicorn Asset Management, outlines the risks and benefits of investing in unlisted companies...
Private equity firms and businesses deemed to be "asset strippers" will face higher taxes under a Labour government, Ed Miliband will warn today, under plans to judge firms on how they make money.
UK private equity companies reacted angrily last night after a European parliamentary committee proposed widening the scope of a controversial directive for alternative fund managers.
Octopus Investments has announced it will take over management of all three of Close Investments' AIM VCTs.
Octopus Invstments has today launched a VCT portfolio services for UK investors aimed at generating average returns of 10% per annum over the medium-term.
Alistair Darling has announced changes to his proposals for Capital Gains Tax (CGT), following criticism from business leaders.
The Treasury Select Committee has called on the Government to set out proposals for how it will mitigate the effects on small businesses of changes to capital gains tax (CGT).
The Chancellor, Alistair Darling, is consulting with business leaders on refining capital gains tax proposals with an announcement on the final tax structure expected before the Budget in March.
Vince Cable, Shadow Chancellor and acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has branded the Government's capital gains tax (CGT) changes clumsy and says they have not been fully consulted upon.
Recent market volatility presents a longer-term buying opportunity for investors, according to Baring Asset Management.
BANKS WILL relax their grip on the first claim for collapsed companies' assets, says this morning's Times, in an attempt to ensure workers and pensioners do not lose their retirement savings.