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Venture Capital Trusts

Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) are complementary to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), in that both are designed to encourage private individuals to invest in smaller high-risk unquoted trading companies affected by the equity gap  


Enterprise Investment Scheme

The purpose of the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is to help certain types of small higher-risk unquoted trading companies to raise capital. It does so by providing income tax and CGT reliefs for investors in qualifying shares in these companies.  


Capital allowances

The cost of purchasing capital equipment in a business is not a revenue tax- deductible expense. However tax relief is available on certain capital expenditure in the form of capital allowances. The allowances available will depend on what you are purchasing.  


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