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Brexit – Tax efficiency in turbulent times.

By Ben Brown February 8, 2019

Capital is at risk. Tax planning and EIS tax reliefs depend on individual circumstances and are subject to change. Oxford Capital is unable to offer financial or tax advice and this blog should not be construed as such advice. This financial promotion has been approved and issued by Oxford Capital Partners LLP, which is authorised…...

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What’s Brex’t for EIS and VCTs?

By Oxford Capital January 15, 2019

Capital is at risk. Tax planning and EIS tax reliefs depend on individual circumstances and are subject to change. Oxford Capital is unable to offer financial or tax advice and this blog should not be construed as such advice. This financial promotion has been approved and issued by Oxford Capital Partners LLP, which is authorised…...

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EIS risks don’t have to run wild

By Oxford Capital December 7, 2018

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Five things you didn’t know about EIS

By Oxford Capital November 6, 2018

EIS can be a route to impact investing Investing for more than just financial gain is becoming increasingly popular. And analysis suggests that women are likely to hold $72 trillion of private wealth by 2020 – more than double the amount they held just ten years previously. And $7 trillion globally is expected to pass…...

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BUDGET BOOST FOR EIS COMPANIES

By Oxford Capital November 5, 2018

Those who say that the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) was virtually unaffected by the 2018 Budget should look again. While there were updates on items introduced in last year’s budget, it seems that very little directly touching EIS was really new this time around. Of course, the results of a consultation on the approved EIS…...

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Post-Brexit Probabilities: Why EIS could signal the most important companies to invest in

By Oxford Capital October 30, 2018

Whatever deal we do or don’t get, Brexit is going to bring major changes to the British business landscape. But for some small and growing businesses, it could be just the backdrop against which they thrive. Small start-up companies are the “lifeblood of the UK economy”. In 2012, Vince Cable, then Secretary of State for…...

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Oxford Capital named as finalists for THREE categories of the Investment Week Tax Efficiency Awards

By Oxford Capital October 29, 2018

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By Oxford Capital October 24, 2018

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EIS: The Dangers of Rapid Deployment or no deployment at all

By Oxford Capital October 23, 2018

The EIS qualification clock doesn’t start until funds have been invested in EIS qualifying companies, the shares have been issued to investors and an EIS3 certificate has been issued by HMRC. And it’s that EIS3 certificate that allows investors to claim their tax reliefs. The key to timely tax reliefs is timely deployment. It’s an…...

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EIS as an Estate Planning Tool

By Oxford Capital October 1, 2018

When talking about estate planning, a client can often be concerned about the need to restructure their estate in order to achieve potential IHT savings and, in doing so, swapping a charge on death with another charge during their lifetime. In these situations, EIS can be used effectively to unlock the potential to restructure a…...

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EIS Tax Planning Tips

By Oxford Capital October 1, 2018

EIS provides a number of valuable opportunities for planning efficiency around the deferral of capital gains. Just to recap the rules are as follows: Capital gains realised on different assets can be deferred by investing into EIS qualifying shares during the period one year before or three years after selling or disposing of the assets…....

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EIS – Why the timE IS now

By Oxford Capital October 1, 2018

With 30% income tax relief,CGT deferral and tax-free growth, EIS can be a valuable tax planning tool. However, this type of planning is often left until the traditional rush to invest as the end of the tax year approaches. Following recent changes, it is not uncommon for full deployment of EIS subscriptions to take 12…...

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InsurTech is on the rise

By Oxford Capital September 27, 2018

InsurTech is transforming the insurance industry with new technology to improve customer experience, simplify policy management, and increase competition. And it’s growing. New market entrants are using their know-how in digital technologies to get hold of market shares in areas so far targeted by traditional insurance companies. And the strategic advantage created by digital developments…...

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Increase in HMRC IHT avoidance investigations highlights the need for expertise in IHT mitigation strategies

By Oxford Capital September 26, 2018

Recent research from accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young has put a spotlight on the need for good advice and tax-planning tools if Inheritance Tax (IHT) mitigation is sought. The analysis revealed that there was a 5% rise in HMRC investigations into estates for underpayment of IHT last year – 5,400 estates, up from 5,100 in…...

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Productivity and positivity from growth companies – a promising combination for UK investors

By Oxford Capital September 18, 2018

The ninth ECI Growth Survey looks at the mood among the UK’s high growth businesses and reveals significant optimism. Suzanne Pike, Director, Head of Origination, ECI Partners states that “Despite a turbulent year in politics and the imminent impact of Brexit, these companies are well prepared to navigate any bumps in the road and will…...

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The FCA has their say on Fintech

By Oxford Capital September 17, 2018

At the recent FCA Annual General Meeting, Randell highlighted the developments in fintech, stating in particular that, ‘technology is integral to financial advice’. Of course, the FCA is not expected to be on the cutting edge of digital developments, but it does recognise the power of this fast-growing sector; its own Project Innovate, Advice Unit…...

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EISA – Wrisk Case Study

By Oxford Capital September 14, 2018

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EIS: The importance of actively sourcing deal flow

By Tom Attwooll September 11, 2018

Oxford Capital has access to privileged investment opportunities through our network of entrepreneurs, advisers, professional investors and clients with whom we have nurtured relationships for many years. We invest in tech-enabled companies across a wide variety of industry sectors, looking for venture capital, EIS qualifying deals in the early stage market – where a great…...

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EIS: Factors influencing deployment timelines

By Tom Attwooll September 11, 2018

Investing in EIS towards the end of the tax year has become quite normal for advisers looking to reap the benefits of the tax reliefs for their clients. But the reality is that the timelines involved with EIS investing, mean that, if you’re looking for income tax relief against the full investment amount in the…...

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EIS: Deployment and Deal Flow – It’s all in the Timing

By Tom Attwooll September 11, 2018

Aligning with the Best Opportunities When it comes to EIS investing, traditionally there has been a rush to invest as the end of the tax year approaches. Advisers are rightly keen to maximise the tax reliefs by making use of them in targeted tax years. But, while managers look to specifically identify EIS qualifying companies,…...

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