How to beat the dividend tax hike

Investors are set to pay over £1billion more in tax from next month, as the Government cracks down on business owners and savers by hiking the dividend tax rate.  Last autumn the Treasury announced plans to raise the dividend tax rate, in a move which will be felt by limited company small business owners who … Read more

Bestinvest offers free coaching, advice deals and cuts share dealing fees

Bestinvest to offer advice packages, free coaching and slash share dealing fees as it relaunches DIY investment platform  Bestinvest has relaunched its DIY investment platform   Customers will have access to two advice services with one-off fees  The platform will also introduce five new ‘Smart’ portfolios  By Angharad Carrick For This Is Money Published: 12:44 GMT, … Read more

How to invest in fine wine: Experts’ tips on what you need to know

A single bottle of rare 1874 Perrier-Jouët Champagne was expected to fetch £15,000 but sold for £42,875, but Lot 544, 11 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1971, with an upper estimate of £180,000 sold for £269,500. Those where just two of the sale prices achieved at Christie’s Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits auction in … Read more

VCTs: What are they and should you invest?

Venture capital trusts have enjoyed a boom in demand as investors flock to their generous tax breaks – and ability to back up-and-coming, exciting businesses that have become hot property in recent years. The total invested in VCTs has risen from around £350million annually a decade ago to £685million a year, data from the Association … Read more