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A new era for VCT EIS

A new era for VCTs and EISs

07 August 2018

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There has been a major overhaul of venture capital trusts (VCTs) and enterprise investment schemes (EISs).

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The tax relief reductions affecting landlords

15 May 2018

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Reform of tax relief on buy to let residential mortgage interest was a surprise in the 2015 Summer Budget. The change is being phased in over four years starting from the 2017/18 tax year. Landlords of furnished lets are also being hit by abolition of the wear-and-tear allowance that took effect from April 2016. 

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Shaky start to 2018 for stock markets

08 May 2018

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If you were invested in world stock markets last year, you should have enjoyed some healthy returns, although markets have experienced a much bumpier ride of late.

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Interest Rates

The slow climb of US interest rates, a quarter percentage at a time?

29 January 2018

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The US central bank increased interest rates again in December. While the Bank of England managed just one interest rate rise in 2017, to end the year at 0.5%, its counterpart in the US notched up three increases, finishing at 1.25%-1.50%. The trio of Federal Reserve increases were all well telegraphed, so much so that […]

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The buy to let Investors Autumn Budget headline you didn’t see

21 December 2017

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The Autumn Budget contained more bad news for many buy-to-let investors which went largely unnoticed.  April 2018 will see the next step down in mortgage interest relief for investors in buy-to-let (BTL) residential properties. The amount of interest that can be offset against rental income drops from 75% to 50%, with a corresponding increase to […]

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A new era for VCT EIS

Businesses switch to reserve power

20 December 2017

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More than a quarter of UK businesses think their cash reserves will grow next year as they delay investment decisions thanks to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. This is one of the key findings from a recent survey carried out by the ICAEW, the professional body representing chartered accountants. According to the research, just under two-thirds […]

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China; to be included in main investment indices?

30 May 2017

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One of the major index providers is reviewing the constituents of its important global market indices.  Which country can boast the world’s second largest stock market and third largest fixed interest market?

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Technology shares

Market associated with US technology shares hits new high

23 May 2017

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The market most associated with US technology shares reached a new high in April.

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US interest rates increase but the UK waits

18 April 2017

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The US Central Bank, the Federal Reserve has increased interest rates for a third time. This might look like modern art, but this illustration above is what has become known as the “dot plot”.

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A new era for VCT EIS

The new National Savings and Investments Bond

11 April 2017

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The 2017 Spring Budget confirmed the rate on the new National Savings and Investments Bond.

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