Month: February 2014

VCTs and EIS compared

Both are high risk investments – but both have the potential of high reward… Let’s start with some facts. A Venture Capital Trust (VCT) is an investment vehicle quoted on the stock market, like an investment trust. The VCT scheme is designed to encourage investment in smaller, normally higher risk companies, often including start-up companies.

What you need to know about the new High Income Child Benefit Charge

Child benefits are currently paid out at a rate of £20.30 per week for the first child, and £13.40 for each subsequent child, with an increase planned for the 2014/2015 tax year to £20.50 and £13.55. These benefits are claimed by many families for all children under the age of 16 and in some cases

Boomers boost Britain’s bottom line

A recent Saga report evidences how British baby-boomers are helping to keep the economy afloat. This iconic generation, the post-war babies that grew up to revolutionise popular culture, makes up just over a third of the UK’s population, but punches above its weight when it comes to spending its wealth. The report, undertaken by the