February 2016

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    Changes to Dividend Taxation

    From 6th April 2016 there will be no more dividend tax credit. Instead your first £5,000 of dividends will be tax free. The remainder will be taxed as follows: • 7.5% on dividend income within the Basic Rate Tax band • 32.5% on dividend income within the Higher Rate Tax band • 38.1% on dividend […]

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    2015/16 ISA Allowance

    You have until 5th April 2016 to utilise your ISA allowance for the current tax year or lose it. The maximum you can pay into an ISA for the current tax year is £15,240 and this can be split in any proportion between a Stocks and Shares and Cash ISA. Don’t forget you can also […]

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    Tax relief/Carry forward

    You may have scope to make use of your unused annual pension allowances for the last three tax years. For anyone concerned that tax relief on future contributions may be cut back, it is worth considering making additional contributions now while tax relief matches tax paid on income. The carry forward rules mean that any […]

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    Why small can be beautiul

    About this fund The Liontrust UK Micro Cap Fund will be launched by two new recruits at the Liontrust fund management team following the addition of two new fund managers. The fund will be run in accordance with the Economic Advantage investment process and in particular will mirror the Liontrust UK Smaller Companies Fund in […]

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