Investment Isas

Tax-efficient investing explained

Monday, 27 September 2010 | Article

When it comes to wrapping up your investments away from the taxman, an overwhelming choice of stocks and shares ISAs, all with different fees and varying investment ranges, awaits the private investor.

Will the CGT grab punish small investors?

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 | Article

There's only one thing worse than paying tax and that's paying it twice.

CGT hikes: should you act now?

Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | Article

Since the coalition government announced it would be looking at capital gains tax (CGT) rates and aligning them with income tax bands, there has been some panic selling by investors.

Make tax-free gains from your punt on the markets

Thursday, 03 March 2011 | Article

This year, a combination of two forces is making the use of spread betting and contracts for difference (CFDs) increasinly enticing.

Cut your tax bill with B shares

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

Investors wanting to minimise higher-rate tax liabilities, and still receive attractive distributions from investment trusts, should consider the new breed of B shares.

Vintage watches can be a timely investment

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Legend has it that the wristwatch first became popular in World War I. Soldiers and aviators found having to fumble around in a pocket to find their watch while engaging with the enemy troublesome...

Shelter from the taxman with VCTs

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

Venture capital trusts (VCTs) have been attracting a great deal of interest from investors this year for one key reason: tax.
The government's decision to restrict tax relief on pension...

How high earners can escape the 50% rate of tax

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

High earners are leaving the UK at the rate of nearly 10 a week to escape the new 50% upper rate of tax on income over £150,000 that comes into force on 6 April. That's according to Rich List...

Why 2010 is the year of the ISA

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

The UK may have finally stuck its nose out of recession, but the wider economy still looks shaky. And don't even mention politics and taxation, which are fraught with uncertainty and hazards....

Ensure your ISA suits your age

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

ISAs have clearly established themselves as a key element of the UK's personal finance furniture.
The figures speak for themselves: November 2009's gross stocks and shares ISA sales of...