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Venture Capital Trusts

What is a VCT?

Venture Capital Trusts (VCT) are investment companies that are listed on the London Stock Exchange. The VCT aims to make money by investing in smaller companies with high potential for growth. They were introduced in 1995 to encourage private individuals to invest in unquoted businesses through professionally managed funds.

What tax relief is offered with a VCT?

Income tax relief

30% income tax relief which can be carried back to the previous tax year.

Tax free dividends

There is no tax to pay on dividends from VCT shares.

Tax free growth

You wonʼt be liable to capital gains tax when you sell your VCT shares.

Important information

As with all investments, the offers shown on this site will place your capital at risk: investors may not get back the full amount invested. The investments listed are in unlisted companies which are likely to be harder to value and sell than quoted shares.

Please note that the availability of EIS and any other tax relief referred to is dependent on each investor’s circumstances. Tax reliefs are also subject to change and rely on the company in question meeting qualifying criteria.

Where reference is made to past performance or future performance please note that this should not be taken as a reliable indicator of future results. CoInvestor does not provide investment or tax advice, and information on this website should not be construed as such. Potential investors should seek specialist independent tax and financial advice before investing in any alternative investment.