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Tax offsets in the air as investors get wind of ethical opportunities

German wind power could inflate income for investors.

The new Keydata Nielebock wind power limited liability partnership has an 18-year agreement with the Neilebock wind farm in Madeburg, Germany, to generate an annual income of 6 per cent.

The wind farm has been generating revenues since 2003 through long-term power sale agreements.

The LLP allows investors to offset their subscription against existing income and capital gains for the current and prior tax years and income tax for the two previous tax years.

As investors are effectively owning a business, they can also utilise business property relief, mitigating inheritance tax liabilities.

Keydata sales director Mark Owen says: “Renewable energy is a genuine growth area for investors since the Kyoto protocols and EU directives compel governmental investment in the sector across the EU.

“Subscribers are buying into a real business with real cash value and a high quality covenant.”

John Scott and Partners research and investment manager Patrick Connolly says: “As a non-correlated asset, this could be good from an asset allocation point of view and also for investors looking to gain some ethical exposure.”


The macro picture

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Regulation could add 1,000 to the cost of buying a house, says CML

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Boxing clever with Positive Solutions

Perhaps MM could arrange for a televised/internet debate between Simon Chamberlain (Thinc Destini), David Harrison (Positive Solutions) and Paul Tebutt (Millfield). May I suggest Paxman as host/referee? After all there is no boxing on TV anymore. I would imagine that Tebutt and Chamberlain would want to join together as a tag team coming up against […]


Case study: administration — implementing a management log

Our client is a leading video game and publishing company best known for its console role-playing game franchises. The client provides a number of benefits, at varying levels and cost that attract a P11d liability. With the absence of a management log to track data for benefit movements, enormous administrative and therefore cost implications were occurring each year just to comply with P11d reporting requirements.


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