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The ideas and conclusions in this blog are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oxford Capital Partners. They are for general interest only and should not be taken as investment advice or as an invitation to purchase or sell any investment.

Inheritance Tax planning – the basics

  • Wealth Managers & Advisers
  • Simon Ruthers

With big increases in the number of families expected to be hit by Inheritance Tax bills, it is more important than ever to understand the options available to investors when planning their estates. This blog is aimed at qualified financial advise...

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Why you shouldn't rest your nest egg on cash alone

  • Wealth Managers & Advisers
  • Thomas Attwooll

The latest IHT statistics were released by HMRC at the end of July 2018 and largely refer to 2015/16. As a result, they don't reflect any impact that the Residence Nil Rate band may be having. But what they do show is that, as we age, our cash assets...

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HMRC IHT Statistics and the trends they reveal

  • Wealth Managers & Advisers
  • Lisa Best

The latest IHT statistics, released by HMRC at the end of July 2018, reported that IHT receipts totalled £5.2bn in 2017/18 - an increase of 8% (£388m) compared to 2016-17. This number has been increasing since 2010/11, so is confirmation of the tre...

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New build homes are much more than just the key to housing crisis.

  • Private Clients , Residential Development Bond
  • Lisa Best

The house building industry in England and Wales now worth £38bn a year to the economy July saw the release of a new report commissioned by the Home Builders Federation, entitled ‘The Economic Footprint of UK House Building’. Its research sho...

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Later Life Financial Planning; Driving Engagement is Key

  • Wealth Managers & Advisers
  • Lisa Best

We all know that thinking about our old age is no fun and talking about our death is even less appealing. But, the longer it’s left, the more disadvantageous it can be – and not just for the individuals concerned. Certainly, when it comes to p...

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Managing Risk in EIS – Examining the Baby and the Bathwater

  • Private Clients
  • Oxford Capital

In the FCA’s view, EIS investing has always been high risk. But, the reality is that many offerings have focused on the investor tax benefits much more than the companies EIS was originally designed to assist.  The government has decided this was ...

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Pension tension - Lifetime Allowance and Business Relief

  • Private Clients , Wealth Managers & Advisers
  • Lisa Best

In 2011/12, the lifetime allowance (LTA) for pension contributions stood at £1.8 million. This is the maximum amount an individual can have in their pension without facing a tax penalty. It now stands at £1,030,000. Since pensions are the tradit...

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Independent film finance - a beginner's guide

  • Media
  • Oxford Capital

There are various ways for people to invest in independent film, ranging from direct investment into single film productions to investments into companies that are more broadly connected with financing the production of multiple films. But for th...

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Why we invested in Red Sift

  • Ventures
  • Nadim Lahoud

We produce huge amounts of data — not just in aggregate on networks synonymous with big data like Google or Facebook — but as siloed users as well. Just have a look at your inbox: Hundreds of messages a day, sent and received, deliverable...

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Four reasons we like property tech

  • Ventures
  • Meriwether Beckwith

At Oxford Capital, we are a UK-focused early stage investor. We like to focus on the UK because we are a relatively small team of 8, but also because we believe in the UK's potential as an ecosystem for nurturing and building great tech businesses. ...

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Slush 2015 - Never a better time to be a European entrepreneur

  • Ventures
  • Oxford Capital

On the strength of this year's Slush conference, one of Europe's biggest tech investment events, it's clearly an exciting time for European entrepreneurs to be raising money. Welcome the dark. Embrace the cold. So implored the organisers of Slush....

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8 signs your business is exit ready

  • Private Clients
  • Robin Lincoln

Almost as soon as a business secures investment, all eyes turn to getting ready for an exit - even if it’s not expected to happen in the immediate future. Portfolio Director Robin Lincoln explains some of the most important things for a business to...

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Crystal Ball 2015 - tech predictions for the year ahead

  • Ventures
  • Will Laws

Each January, technology journalists and industry commentators are keen to share their predictions for the year ahead. What will be the big tech trends and developments in 2015? Here is our round-up of the best of the pundits’ guesses. 1. Smart ...

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Will you love your Apple Watch, or keep it in a drawer?

  • Ventures
  • Will Laws

The noise surrounding ‘wearable technology’ has built to a crescendo with the announcement of the Apple Watch, due to hit the shelves in early 2015. But will this be the moment that wearable technology finally hits the mainstream, or will most co...

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Budget 2014 - how it affects EIS investments

  • Private Clients , Ventures
  • Will Laws

How will changes introduced in this year's Budget affect investments like the Oxford Capital Infrastructure EIS? IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS BLOG POST: The Finance Bill 2014 came into force on 17th July 2014. The Oxford Capital Infrastructure EIS no ...

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