Portfolio companies and the fight against coronavirus

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has spoken to investment company and VCT managers about the prospects for a vaccine and how their portfolio companies are contributing to the fight against coronavirus. John Glencross, Chief Executive, told of three Calculus … Continued

Calculus Capital and COVID-19

Calculus Capital is committed to providing the same level of service to our valued investors and advisers, and continuing to guide and support our portfolio companies, during this unprecedented time. Our EIS Funds and VCT remain open for investment with … Continued

Post Budget Comment – John Glencross

During his budget speech on March 11th, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced he had cut Entrepreneurs’ Relief from £10m to £1m, amid expectations he would scrap it altogether. Sunak also confirmed the government’s commitment to supporting small businesses and innovation. This includes retaining … Continued

Calculus invests in Raindog Films

Raindog is the production company founded by Oscar®-winning actor Colin Firth and former Sony Music CEO Ged Doherty, now joined by writer/producer Trish D Chetty Building on the platform of a robust award-winning film track-record, Raindog will expand into TV … Continued

Which is best for you – EIS or VCT?

Investments into Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCT) have been on an upward trajectory for the last decade. The 2018 figures show investments into EIS and VCTs increased to nearly £2bn in EIS qualifying businesses and £731m … Continued

UK film and TV – the hero driving economic growth

Recently released statistics from the British Film Institute show a record-breaking year in 2019 for Film and high-end TV production in the UK, with £3.6bn being spent, a 16% increase on 2018. The film, TV and music industry were the … Continued

A year in the life of Calculus – 2019

3.01.20 It was the year of Brexit (again), another bruising general election, and trauma in the retail fund industry with the demise of Woodford and the gating of property funds. Against this backdrop the VCT and EIS industry continued to … Continued

Calculus extends VCT offer to polling day

Calculus Capital has extended its offer to waive initial fees on investments into its Venture Capital Trust (VCT) till December 12th. The move will allow investors to see their adviser before polling stations open. All three parties have published their … Continued

How to use VCTs for retirement

Investors placed £731m into Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) last year and early indications suggest that they may top that this year. The reason is simple – many of us now use VCTs as a key part of retirement planning alongside … Continued