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Why would the Chancellor attack AIM tax reliefs?

13/10/2017 · AB Dynamics (ABDP)  · Abcam (ABC)  · Advanced Medical Solutions (AMS)  · Burford Capital Ltd (BUR)  · CVS Group (CVSG)  · H&T Group (HAT)  · James Halstead (JHD)  · James Latham (LTHM)  · Manx Telecom PLC (MANX)  · Nichols (NICL)  · Plus500 Ltd (PLUS)  · Smart Metering Systems (SMS)  · Strix Group PLC (KETL) 

Why would the Chancellor attack AIM tax reliefs?
Investor’s Champion has researched AIM companies for over 12 years and has always highlighted the Inheritance Tax planning attractions, with our unique AIMsearch tool helping identify AIM companies which qualify for the tax breaks. We are therefore well placed to consider whether AIM’s Inheritance Tax reliefs could be at risk of attack or curtailment by the Chancellor. Here are our thoughts…

With many other funding routes closed to them, AIM has proved to be a fantastic place for small companies to raise new capital to support their growth aspirations.To the end of September 2017 over £100bn has been raised since the junior market was launched in 1995, including approx. £4bn in 2017, highlighting the significant impact AIM has made.

Since the financial crisis the overall quality of AIM companies has improved substantially and investors have experienced exceptional returns, outperforming main market indices.

Many private investors are encouraged to support AIM companies due to the Inheritance Tax reliefs on…

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