|EIS and SEIS investment opportunities 2017||
Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS) both offer significant tax reliefs in order to encourage investment in smaller companies.
|Individual Protection 2014: Registration Deadline Approaching||
Individual Protection 2014 (IP14) is available for anyone whose total pension benefits were valued over £1.25million as at 6 April 2014, and enables a personal, protected Lifetime Allowance (LTA) of up to £1.5million. The current LTA is £1million, so IP14 offers potential value of up to £275,000 for those eligible*.
|Venture capital trust (VCT) investment options 2017||
VCTs offer significant tax reliefs to individuals who are prepared to invest indirectly in a range of unquoted smaller, higher-risk trading companies. As we approach the end of the tax year, VCTs can offer valuable tax-planning opportunities in the right circumstances. They are, however, considered very high-risk investments and are therefore not suitable for everyone.
|Investment outlook for 2017||
2016 was a very surprising year for investors in a number of ways. The investment markets and wider economy failed to
|Autumn Statement 2016: a reminder of the key financial planning announcements||
The recent Autumn Statement was ostensibly quiet on the financial planning front. However, there were some important
|Property fund suspensions - Update||
As markets have come to terms with the shock result of the EU referendum, the bricks-and-mortar property funds on the clarity buy list have been rebuilding their liquidity. The current position of each is as follows.
|Fixed and Individual Protection 2016: HMRC’s online application now available||
If you need to apply for Fixed Protection 2016 or Individual Protection 2016, HMRC’s new online application system is now available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pension-schemes-protect-your-lifetime-allowance. You will need to register for an HMRC online services account, if you do not already have one.
|clarity EIS Alert August 2016||
The EIS is a similar type of scheme to a VCT, aimed at encouraging investment in smaller companies. Companies must fulfil certain criteria to be eligible for EIS investment but the promoter or fund manager will normally confirm eligibility at the time of the fundraising. The qualifying company must have gross assets of no more than £15m (with a cap of £16m post investment) prior to the fundraising.
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|Carlos Ghosn refocuses Nissan role||'Time is right' to step away from running Nissan to focus on Renault and Mitsubishi alliances.||23/02/2017 01:33:29|
|Federal Reserve may raise US rates 'fairly soon'||The US central bank suggests the strength of the economy may prompt an increase as soon as March.||22/02/2017 22:25:49|
|Australia Post chief resigns despite bumper profits||Ahmed Fahour's decision comes after widespread criticism that his pay was 10 times what the PM earned.||23/02/2017 03:35:29|
|Qantas profits buffeted by competition headwinds||Shares in the Australian airline jump 5% despite posting lower half-year profits.||23/02/2017 01:43:50|
|Sajid Javid: Budget help for firms hit by rates rise||The government says it will make system "fairer" for businesses facing the steepest increases.||22/02/2017 20:42:17|
|Owners told not to use dangerous tumble dryers after all||Owners of potentially lethal tumble dryers are given revised guidance by manufacturer Whirlpool.||22/02/2017 17:02:19|
|Self-driving cars must be covered by insurance, says UK bill||The UK proposes that insurance companies have to cover all accidents involving self-driving cars.||22/02/2017 16:26:42|
|Fed flags interest rate rise ‘fairly soon’||Central bank caution over anticipating White House economic policy||22/02/2017 19:13:35|
|Is far-right populism winning in the Netherlands?||As Geert Wilders campaigns, Simon Kuper reports from the country’s poorest village||23/02/2017 05:00:28|
|Broadband bosses demand business rate reform||High taxes will deter inward investment, claim Virgin and BT in letter to chancellor||23/02/2017 05:00:30|
|UK civil servants ‘offer views without facts’||Former Number 10 policy chief launches assault on ‘jargon-ridden’ Whitehall||23/02/2017 05:00:20|
|Chinese province’s GDP falls 23 per cent in a year||Liaoning crash blamed on fall in output and corrections to rosy historic data||23/02/2017 06:33:02|
|Millennials pay price for bursting job-hopping myth||Study shows younger staff choosing security rather than chasing pay rises||23/02/2017 00:02:28|
|Ukip faces moment of truth in Stoke by-election||Success in Labour heartlands vital if anti-EU party to broaden appeal beyond Brexit||23/02/2017 04:22:00|
|Cheap valuations bolster EM’s revival||China is spending again, and helping exporting nations, particularly in Latin America||23/02/2017 04:00:43|
|Boston Beer Company Finds Growth the Hard Way||The craft brewer continues to weather difficult industry conditions.||22/02/2017 20:36:00|
|3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding 4% or More||Dividend stocks with higher yields worth exploring include Realty Income, B&G Foods, and Tupperware Brands.||22/02/2017 20:26:00|
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|Smaller Cans Won't Save Coca-Cola||The beverage giant showed off some strong sales growth thanks in part to smaller packaging, but it won't make a difference over the long term.||22/02/2017 20:19:00|
|Wal-Mart's E-Commerce Business Is Booming||While the stores are performing well, online sales growth is accelerating thanks to some aggressive moves.||22/02/2017 19:47:00|
|Looking Back at David Gardner's Worst Stock Picks of the Past 3 Years||The Motley Fool co-founder has enjoyed much success in the market, but not even the best investors have a flawless record.||22/02/2017 19:40:00|
|51job Inc. Earnings: Making It Work||The Chinese online recruiter delivers another quarter of double-digit revenue growth.||22/02/2017 19:03:00|
|Trex Company Inc Keeps Turning Modest Sales Growth Into Big Profits: Key Earnings Takeaways||A rigorous focus on costs and manufacturing efficiency have been just as important to the decking company's profit growth as its efforts to increase sales.||22/02/2017 19:03:00|