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The investing risk it’s worth taking

I am all in favour of backing risky, smaller companies. This is why

By Andy Davis   February 2018

This is why it might be worth putting some of your money behind early-stage companies. Photo: flickr/The investing risk it's worth taking

As the end of the financial year comes into view, better off investors will once again stage an 11th-hour dash to put money into schemes that offer tax breaks to backers of risky small companies and start-ups.

Both Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) investments attract 30 per cent tax relief on the sum committed up to a prescribed limit, and charge no…

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