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BA attendant ‘poisoned’ by cabin fumes

A former British Airways flight attendant claims her health collapsed after she was “poisoned” by fumes while working on aircraft, as it emerged that four UK airlines are being sued by 74 cabin crew who say they were exposed to contaminated air.

Trudie Dadd, 56, says she suffered “unbelievable fatigue”, memory and stomach problems, confusion, and […]

By |December 6th, 2016|Latest News|

Warning from senior figure as advisers told to act early or risk disappointment when looking for EIS opportunities this year

A senior figure in the EIS community is warning advisers that they should start their EIS
‘season’ early, way before the traditional period of January to the end of the tax year.
CEO of Kuber Ventures Dermot Campbell says that advisers should start looking at their
client’s EIS needs next month if they want to avoid any problems […]

By |October 22nd, 2016|Latest News|

EIS Film Funding – Does it matter that only 7% of British films make a profit?

British Films like Skyfall, Slumdog Millionaire, The Woman In Black and The King’s Speech were international hits – putting them in the minority.
Just 7% of films made in the UK turn a profit, according to recent figures revealed by the BFI. The statistics relate to more than 600 British films released in cinemas between 2003-2010. They showed that […]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Latest News|

Woodford in Govt talks over £250m tech start-up fund

Neil Woodford is in talks with the government to allocate capital to a initiative to back early-stage tech ventures outside London.
By |September 8th, 2016|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Coutts sued over film partnerships advice

Coutts, the private banking and wealth management arm of Royal Bank of Scotland, could be on the hook for hundreds of thousands of pounds in redress following client claims they were given bad advice to invest in film schemes.
By |September 8th, 2016|Latest News|

Brexit and Tax Efficient Investments

While it would be foolish for us to try and make any predictions about how Brexit will impact the UK economy and markets in general, we do know that the rules that govern UK’s tax advantaged venture capital schemes (EIS, VCT and SEIS) were recently tightened in order to comply with EU State Aid rules.
By |June 30th, 2016|Latest News|

VN Aerotoxic Detection Solutions (VN-ADS) Successfully Completes its Stage 1 TCP Detector Development Programme.

In February 2016 Prof Ramsden completed all of the required research and development, with comprehensive data and a successful Proof of Concept, (POC) device to prove the mono-fibre optical technology capability to detect and measure TCP and other compounds that are present in aircraft cabins. He shared the research, data and a detailed report with […]

By |March 13th, 2016|Latest News|

VN-CP Complete on Ind Unit for New Science and Technical Development Centre

VN-CP have now completed on the lease for their new ‘Technical Centre of Excellence’ in Bracknell, Berks. Work will commence in mid January to fit-out the unit and project testing is scheduled to commence in May /June 2016. This facility will provide all VN projects with a secure development environment, and specialist technical facilities for […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Latest News|

Cricketers face £3m bouncer as taxman targets film schemes

SIX former England cricket captains face losses totalling millions of pounds after investing in film schemes.

Half of the England cricket team who in 2005 wrested the Ashes back from Australia for the first time in 18 years, have been caught up in an investment crisis that has also seen scores of footballers face losses totalling […]

By |January 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Ex-adviser found guilty of cheating HMRC through film investment scheme

A former adviser has been found guilty of conspiring to cheat the public revenue by attracting investors to a film investment scheme to evade paying tax.

The Times reports former Greystone Financial Services director Neil Williams-Denton was convicted yesterday, and was also convicted in an earlier linked trial in September.

Separately, three former City traders have been jailed […]

By |January 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|