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Dragons Fired Up Over Start-Up Investment Prospects

Business dragons have seen turnover and jobs grow in their investment portfolios, according to a new report. Turnover was up for 75% of businesses, while...

UK Budget Autumn 2017 – Investments

A new measure in the Budget 2017 aims to stop investors sheltering their money in ‘safe’ companies to earn generous tax reliefs. Risk to capital...

Investors Lose Tax Relief Over Company’s SEIS Error

The latest in a line of start-up companies wrongly filing for Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme compliance has left investors unable to claim tax relief. SEIS...

Hammond Set To Axe Pension Relief In Budget 2017

Chancellor Phillip Hammond only has pensions to look to as he needs to raise billions of pounds to ease government spending problems in his...

VCTs Under Threat In Budget 2017

Business angels may find their choice of investments with tax breaks narrowing after Budget 2017. Speculation that tax incentives offered by the Enterprise Investment scheme...

No Tax Relief For Business Angels Without The Right Paperwork

HM Revenue & Customs is warning that no tax reliefs will be paid to investors in government-backed business angel schemes unless they can produce...

How To Minimise CGT With SEIS Or EIS

Buy to let and second home owners worried about capital gains tax and property prices may find a solution in staking their profits in...

Unplugging Energy Projects From SEIS Hits Community Schemes

People power is running 130,000 British homes from investors plugging in to more than 200 community energy schemes. Investors have staked £190 million in solar,...

SEIS And EIS Shake-Up If Tories Win Election 2017?

Business angels may pick up some extra tax breaks if the Tories win Election 2017. Britain already has the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and...

VCT Funding Has Best Year In More Than A Decade

Cash staked by business angels in tax-efficient investments have soared in the past 12 months, according to fund managers. Money going in to Venture Capitalist...

Put Off Paying That CGT On Property Profits

Tax on property profits from selling a buy to let or second home can give investors a headache – but it is possible to...

Maxed Out Pension? Here Are Some Tax Opportunities

Cash hungry companies seeking cash from private investors offer a tax haven to wealthy investors who have maxed out their pensions. Retirement savers paying additional...

Stop Keeping Tax Breaks A Secret, Urge Fund Managers

Fund managers are urging the government to spread the word about tax incentives for start-up investors. The money men say too few businesses and entrepreneurs...

Tax Breaks For Investors With Maxed Out Pensions

Savers who have paid as much cash as they can into pensions this year can look at tax incentives for investing in start-up companies...

Pension Gaffe Will Cost Treasury £5 Billion A Year

Former Chancellor George Osborne kept a tight lid on the economy during his time in office – but since he has left some of...

Accountants Mess Up SEIS Tax Relief Claim

Another accountant has made a costly mistake confusing the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) with the closely-related Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). A tax tribunal found...

Can Foreign Companies Raise SEIS Investments?

British investors are increasingly looking for the chance to invest in overseas companies while collecting generous tax breaks. Lots of overseas companies have realised that...

SEIS On Track To Smash £0.5 Billion In Investment

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published the latest Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) statistics – including new data about advance assurance requests. SEIS is...

Watch Out For SEIS Investment Pitfalls

Investors in start-ups and fast-growing companies can benefit from some generous tax breaks – but can lose out because the companies fail to keep...

Red Tape Strangling SEIS And EIS, Claims Expert

Complicated red tape can see investors lose valuable tax breaks offered by companies in the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), according to experts. Investors are...