10 Oct 2019

It is difficult to be sanguine about Brexit if one currently resides in the UK, not least because it seems to infect every aspect of the national conversation. Irrespective of whether one is a Leaver...

30 Oct 2018

Yesterday’s budget was not a blockbuster budget, but this was probably to be expected given the current political and economic context. Beneath the usual media headlines, there were a few points worth...

28 Oct 2018

It has recently been mentioned that Monday’s budget has been moved back two days from its original Wednesday date so as not to interfere with Halloween celebrations, and the gift that might offer to n...

31 May 2018

Symvan is delighted to co-sponsor a primer published by the EIS Association entitled EIS: Managing the risks

The new risk/reward balance of the EIS landscape poses challenges for anyone interested in...

15 Mar 2018

This was not even a question that was taken seriously until the election debacle of 2017.  It could be argued that Labour’s Election Manifesto was not properly costed by independent economic analysts...

Earlier this month I received a call from my IFA to arrange an appointment to meet during February. Like so many others in my position, it's the expected call ahead of the end of the tax year where we...

23 Jan 2018

Symvan was one of eight fund managers presenting in Sandy Park, Exeter on 5th December on the joys of tax-efficient fund investing.

Upon arriving at Exeter station, I was waiting for a connecting local...

23 Nov 2017

On Monday, I discussed the UK Productivity Puzzle that has bedevilled the UK for a decade (Beyond The Usual Headlines), but did not quite expect it to be prominently featured in yesterday's media cove...

20 Nov 2017

There is something else that will be a hallmark of this week’s budget, even if it gets scant attention in the general press, and that is the treatment of venture capital in what is officially known as...

9 Mar 2017

The folks at Symvan were watching the budget yesterday with no preconceived expectations, but we were slightly surprised that the Chancellor did not continue a long-standing attack on pensions, which...

6 Mar 2017

As the end of the tax year approaches, wealth managers across the UK are working with their investing clients on anything and everything to do with tax.  Products as diverse as pensions, ISA wrappers...

30 Jun 2016

The recent referendum result in favour of leaving the EU has thrown financial markets and political stability throughout Europe into a period of turmoil.  It is anybody's guess as to how this plays ou...