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Octopus Investments – Octopus EIS

Octopus Investments – Octopus EIS

Type: Enterprise investment scheme

Aim: Income and growth by investing in a portfolio of at least five unquoted companies in the solar energy sector

Minimum investment: Lump sum £25,000

Charges: Initial 5%, annual 2% plus VAT deferred for three years and paid only once investors have received 105% of their net capital invested

Commission: Initial 2.5%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0800 316 2349


House prices rise 0.1% in September

House prices increased by 0.1 per cent in September, according to the latest house price index from Nationwide. The price of a typical home in September is now 0.3 per cent lower than a year go at £166,256. Nationwide says weak demand and labour conditions ensured house prices continued to “tread water” in September. Nationwide […]

Schroders appoints Hall as head of multi-manager

Rob Hall has been appointed as the new head of multi-manager at Schroders after joining the asset manager in March this year. In his new role, Hall (pictured) will retain his position as head of manager selection while taking on new portfolio management and client service responsibilities. He will report to Johanna Kyrklund, the head […]

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Fit for Work: guidance for employers published

On Friday, the Department for Work and Pensions published its guidance for employers on using the new Fit for Work (FfW) service to help ill employees return to the workplace. It also includes more details on the tax exemption for medical interventions that commenced on 1 January 2015.


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