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Unicorn Asset Management – Unicorn Aim VCT Top-Up

Unicorn Asset Management – Unicorn Aim VCT Top-Up

Type: Venture capital trust

Aim: Income and growth by investing mainly in unquoted companies trading on Aim

Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000

Closing date: April 5, 2011 for 2010/11 tax year, June 30, 2011 for 2011/12 tax year

Charges: Initial 5.5%, annual 2%, performance fee 20%

Commission: Initial 2.25%, renewal 0.375%



House prices up 0.4% in December

House prices rose 0.4 per cent in December following declines in the previous two months, Nationwide figures show. Nationwide says the increase, based on a seasonally adjusted price index, means property values have remained “essentially unchanged” over the year. The average house price now stands at £162,763. Nationwide chief economist Martin Gahbauer (pictured) says: “For […]


Union warns Government to expect “horrible year”

The Trades Union Congress has warned the coalition Government to expect a “horrible” year in 2011 as anger grows over cuts to public service jobs and pensions. In his New Year message to members, TUC general secretary Brendan Barber took the opportunity to attack cuts to benefits, particularly housing benefit, and the decision to increase […]

Is three a crowd?

The pension versus Isa debate has raged on and off for years. Les Cameron, head of technical at Prudential, asks if three’s a crowd.   I think the debate was arguably settled by pensions freedom when the biggest downside of pensions – limited access and poor death benefits – was fundamentally changed. Total access, albeit with […]


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