Venture Capital Trusts (VCTS)

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"VCTs can be an invaluable financial planning tool, both leading up to and in retirement. After ISA and pension allowances have been used, VCTs could be the next port of call for tax-efficient investing"

- Richard Troue, Head of Investment Analysis

VCTs offer adventurous investors the chance to invest in small firms to help them grow. As this is a crucial area, the government offers generous tax breaks to VCT investors, but they are higher-risk and longer term than conventional investments.

3 steps to investing in VCTs
  • Ensure you understand and accept the risks
  • Choose the VCT you wish to buy, read the Prospectus, Key Information Document (KID) and any Supplementary Prospectus
  • Complete the VCT application form and return it to us at Freepost: HARGREAVES LANSDOWN

The VCTs detailed below are those currently available through Hargreaves Lansdown. This is not a personal recommendation. If you are unsure any investment is suitable for you, seek advice. You should only consider VCTs if you can afford to take a higher level of risk than mainstream investments. Like all investments, their value will fall as well as rise. You should hold them for the long term, but even then you could still get back less than you invest.

Please remember, the value of tax savings will depend on your circumstances and tax rules can change over time.

The dates shown below and in the VCT Prospectuses are the VCT Manager's own deadlines. We advise you to ensure that your VCT application reaches Hargreaves Lansdown by the preceding business day. All applications should be made on basis of the information contained in the Prospectus.

Please ensure you read and understand the Prospectus, any Supplementary Prospectus and the Key Information Document (KID) before investing.
Name Minimum
Total discount*
New investor Existing investor
Key Documents
British Smaller
£3,000 £30m N/A
0% 0%
Calculus £3,000 £30m N/A
0% 0%
Calculus £3,000 £30m N/A
0% 0%
Calculus £3,000 £30m N/A
0% 0%
Calculus £3,000 £30m N/A
0% 0%
Calculus £3,000 £30m N/A
0% 0%

Pello Capital Limited offers investments and services to clients, which are primarily considered to be high risk investments. Some investments such as contracts for difference use leverage which can magnify gains but equally can magnify losses. Leveraged products may lose investors more than the amount they initially invested. This website is provided for information purposes only. It is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security, nor enter into any agreement or contract with Pello Capital Limited. All information provided is indicative and subject to market conditions and availability. Not all financial products are suitable for all investors. Before entering into any transaction you should ensure that you understand and have made an independent assessment of the suitability and appropriateness of the transaction into which you are entering and the nature and extent of your exposure to risk of loss in light of your own objectives, financial and operational resources and other relevant circumstances. You should take such independent investigations and such professional advice as you consider necessary or appropriate for such purpose. Past performance is no indicator of future success.

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