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Budget 2017 – 10 end of tax year saving tips

Recent Budgets and Autumn Statements have brought much cheer for the investor with the introduction of the pension freedoms, Lifetime ISA, dividend allowance, increases to ISA allowances, and reductions in

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Interest in EIS, SEIS and VCTs set to grow

In a recent survey of high net worth investors conducted by Wealth Club, 70% of respondents said they plan to invest in Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs), Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS)

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Top year-end tax tips for high earners

With the end of the tax year in less than a month, there isn’t much time to organise your financial affairs. Every year many investors and high earners lose out

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Why VCTs have become more popular

Venture Capital Trusts celebrate their 21st birthday this year. The Government introduced VCTs in 1995 to encourage investment into the UK’s smaller companies, who drive a significant portion of the

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VCTs could be a pension alternative

With the annual pension allowance set to be slashed to as little as £10,000 for some high earners from April, more radical changes are also being mooted. The most radical

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Common sense tax efficient investing

We are in an environment of low economic growth and low inflation, so realistically we may well see more modest stock market growth over the coming years as a result.

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Happy 20th Birthday VCTs!

It’s twenty years this April since VCTs were first launched. It now feels like a mature, yet vibrant asset class. This was brought home in a very entertaining way at


Twenty one new banks waiting to launch

Speaking at a conference on the future of banking in the UK the regulators revealed they are hoping to approve new banks faster to boost competition in financial services. They

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I could fix my boiler so why not pick my annuity?

Obviously, it had to be simple as it was just a boiler. Needless to say shortly thereafter with my family’s demands for hot water ringing in my ears I phoned