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RAM Capital Partners – Evolution Liverpool

RAM Capital Partners – Evolution Liverpool

Type: Business premises renovation allowance scheme

Aim: Income tax relief, growth and the potential for income by investing in the conversion of the Kansas Building in Liverpool’s Cavern Quarter to a 5-star hostel

Minimum investment: Lump sum £100,000

Charges: Initial 5.5%

Commission: Initial 3.5%

Tel:020 3006 7530



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