Synopsis: Short summaries of articles we think you will find useful from some of the weekends broadsheets. At the end of each summary is a link to take you directly to the relevant article. Please see Helpful Hints at the end of the bulletin.
Date posted: Monday, November 04, 2013
Financial Times:” Borrowers warned over convoluted tax planning”. Wealthy homeowners who use complex tax avoidance planning could find it difficult to get a mortgage if they cannot clearly demonstrate their income to the lender.
Financial Times:” VCTs awash with cash despite boost for EIS”. Investors have been pouring money into venture capital trusts (VCTs) this year despite predictions that the enhanced tax relief for Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) would divert attention away from these products.
Financial Times:” VCTs offer tax breaks and a chance of a good return”. With generous tax breaks, venture capital trusts are designed to help investors generate a potentially attractive return on capital and provide finance for small businesses that are looking to grow.
The Times:” Money Made Easy: Your five-minute guide to deposit protection”. Last week EU members discussed a plan to safeguard higher amounts of savings
The Telegraph:” Pensions crisis? Only if you’re middle aged”. Workers in their 40s face the biggest challenge, data suggests, so here are tips to beat the squeeze, whatever your age
The Telegraph:” Families face new tax-grab on inheritance trusts”. The taxman plans to impose new charges on trusts used by wealthier families mitigate IHT
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