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Is your cash Isa earning next to nothing in interest? Then consider transferring it to an investment Isa. We outline your options.

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  • There are plenty of weird and wonderful investments out there that can be held in a SIPP, all attracting generous tax relief. Ruth Emery investigates.

  • Investors have a number of options, ranging from ISAs to VCTs and EISs, to reduce the cash paid out to the taxman from hard-won gains.

  • Raising CGT in line with income tax bands - and lowering the threshold - will hurt savers, pensioners and buy-to-let landlords far more than speculative and greedy traders, says Sarah Modlock.

  • investment chart

    The advantages of trading on a margin and not having to pay tax on your profits is making these instruments more attractive as higher income tax rates loom, says Sarah Coles.

  • golden egg

    Rebecca O'Keeffe of Interactive Investor outlines your ISA-based investment options.

  • tax sign

    Protecting your investments from the taxman would be so much easier if the range of available investment vehicles was not so vast. Ruth Emery explores the best options.

  • CGT hike

    Capital gains tax is set to increase, but until the emergency Budget on 22 June, we won't know for sure the new rates, or when they are to be implemented. Esther Armstrong asks our tax expert if...

  • Man with building blocks

    Thinking of creating your first investment portfolio or just want to tidy up your finances? Ruth Emery explains how to do it tax-efficiently.

  • Stream train

    VCTs have suffered in the downturn, but expect to pick up steam as the tax year-end approaches. Fiona Hamilton shows investors what to look out for, including performance fees and the advantages...