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Tony Wickenden: What advisers need to know about EIS changes

Government plans for new incentives could lure more investors to so-called ‘knowledge-intensive companies’ Along with the “stick”, in the shape of provisions limiting relief for investment into venture capital trusts and enterprise investment schemes, there is the “carrot” of increased investment limits for knowledge-intensive companies. While knowledge-intensive companies have become a talking point of late, […]

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Tony Wickenden: Making VCT and EIS investment fit for purpose

New rules aim to ensure venture capital scheme investments flow to the right businesses, not just those focused on delivering tax-motivated returns. The tax attraction of pensions has undoubtedly been effective in encouraging investment in them over the years. Influencing people’s behaviour using tax relief and tax freedom has clearly worked. Perhaps too well in […]

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SimplyBiz enters Aim market at 170p a share

Support service provider SimplyBiz has completed its listing on the London Stock Exchange. SimplyBiz, which also offers its own range of funds and panel services to providers, issued its entire share capital to the Aim market at 8am today. With a placing price of 170p per share, the firm has achieved a market capitalisation of […]

Focus on reality, not perception

Guy Anderson, portfolio manager, looks at the UK small and mid cap sector and wonders if these often overlooked stocks can continue to defy expectations.

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