Investment & Tax Avoidance – George Approves

With tax avoidance being a hot topic in the news and the end of the tax year on the 5th April approaching this is an apposite blog post. The confusion between tax avoidance which is legal and tax evasion which is illegal is not helped by a loose interchange between the two terms, for example the oft banded phrase “aggressive …

Aiming High

This blog is not about investment per se but more about the use of a particular type of investment in financial planning. I am referring to investment in AIM companies. AIM is the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market. Launched in 1995 more than 3,000 companies have listed on AIM. These are mainly smaller companies and may be early stage, …

Nice One George

July 1st marked a significant change to the investment landscape with the launch of the NISA, the New Individual Savings Account, also referred to a super ISA. George Osborne*, the Chancellor of the Exchequer surprised us all in the recent budget with liberalisation on how pension benefits can be taken and the new rules on ISAs. At last a Chancellor …