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Invest in exciting British companies - and cut your tax bill at the same time. Leonora Walters explains how.
Take a tax break

Go on, take a tax break. You deserve it. How about a short break courtesy of a company specialising in exclusive, luxury holidays at a 70 per cent discount? You won't even need to take a holiday in the sun to do it: back the company with some of your money and watch the real cost of your investment fall away.

Secret Escapes, the company offering those handpicked luxury holidays, is just one example of the type of investments you can make while you collect a generous tax break. There's nothing dubious about these schemes, either. They're government-approved tax breaks given to those who help to boost new and growing companies and British jobs.

To encourage investors to back smaller companies, the government offers a number of attractive reliefs in compensation for the risk you are taking on.

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