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Venture Capital Trusts

Find out about the funds which benefit from a 30% tax break

Thursday 21 Nov 2019

Experienced investors may be aware of an investment which benefits from a 30% boost straight off the bat. But for the uninitiated, welcome to the world of venture capital trusts (VCTs). Venture capital trusts are funds that allow investors to claim up to 30% income tax relief on an investment of up...

Venture capital trusts offer significant tax benefits but are they suitable for all investors?

Thursday 04 Oct 2018

The new venture capital trust ( VCT ) offer season is now in full swing where investors are able to apply for new shares and enjoy immediate tax benefits. Recent offers from Amati AIM VCT, Octopus AIM VCT and Hazel Renewable Energy VCT have already closed, having hit their subscription target...

Don’t dither if you want 30% instant return

Thursday 23 Feb 2017

Investors have rushed to put money into venture capital trust ( VCT ) offers this year. We believe they have been snapped up by higher-rate taxpayers looking for a tax-efficient place to put their money having exhausted their pension allowance. While a good handful of offers have already closed,...