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Alternative Finance blog

The Chancellor's Summer Statement:

The Chancellor's Summer Statement: "Good for Young Workers, But What About Startups?"

Posted 4 years ago

After much anticipation, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled what many have called an emergency coronavirus budget, pledging a range of new measures worth up to £30 billion.  With jobs t..

Tagged: smes future fund budget coronavirus news

Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS): bigger and better in 2018

Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS): bigger and better in 2018

Posted 6 years ago

November 2017: well how exciting. Expectations were that the Chancellor and HMRC would see the money flowing into EIS and VCTs as a sum of cash worth grabbing and would change the tax treatment acco..

Tagged: Enterprise Investment Scheme EIS Autumn budget Investment investors investing tax relief

Sacha Bright, CEO of businessagent.com comments on the latest Budget

Sacha Bright, CEO of businessagent.com comments on the latest Budget

Posted 7 years ago

CEO of businessagent.com, Sacha Bright shares his thoughts on the budget “Hammond’s budget today will be welcomed by the alternative investment community. More money to the British Busin..

Tagged: the budget Hammonds budget Sacha Bright investments investing invest EIS VCT HMRC

Innovative Finance ISA’s: What’s The Deal?

Posted 8 years ago

    Innovative Finance ISA’s: What’s The Deal?   If you are like us, you have been anticipating the launch of alternative P2P ISA’s (innovative finance ISA). The..

Tagged: isa p2p lending savings innovative finance banks ratesetter abundance zopa funding circle business agent government budget personal savings investing investment

How does the budget affect alternative finance? Business Agent looks at the 'lifetime ISA', CGT and the increase in stamp duty surcharge.

Posted 8 years ago

One thing that really sparked our interest was the new ‘Lifetime ISA’. Individuals under 40 can now save up to £4000 a year into the new ISA until they reach 50. For every £4..

Tagged: ISA CGT Budget alternative finance crowdfunding SEIS EIS

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