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British ISA: A Solution For Boosting The Country's Economy?

I believe it could happen soon ...


Posted by Roger Eddowes on 19/02/2024 @ 8:00AM

The economy has been facing challenges in recent years, with the uncertainty of Brexit and the impact of the pandemic. As a result, the country's stock market has also been struggling, so the introduction of a British ISA may be a good idea ...

A British ISA would provide a much-needed boost to the UK's economy!

A British ISA would provide a much-needed boost to the UK's economy!

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There has been a considerable decline in demand for services such as Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and fundraisings. This has led to a wave of broker consolidations, with the latest being the merger between Panmure Gordon and Liberum. However, one potential solution that has been gaining traction is the introduction of a British ISA.

"This is a tax-free individual savings account
exclusively for domestic shares!"

This would not only provide a much-needed boost to the economy, but also support growth companies and benefit investors. By introducing a British ISA, the government can show its commitment to supporting the country's economy and attracting investment.

A thriving equities market is crucial for the success of listed companies and the jobs they create and sustain. By providing access to cheap capital, a British ISA would give these companies the necessary fuel to grow and expand. This, in turn, would benefit the economy through increased job opportunities and tax revenues.

Additionally, a British ISA would also provide reassurance to customers and suppliers through transparency around finances and high levels of scrutiny. This would not only benefit the listed companies, but also improve the overall business environment in the country.

Furthermore, a British ISA would serve as a means to attract and incentivise employees through share ownership. This is a crucial aspect of employee retention and motivation, especially for growth companies. By offering employees the opportunity to own a stake in the company, it would encourage them to work towards its success and growth.

"Currently, a majority of the UK's listed companies
are owned by international investors!"

By providing a tax-free incentive for investing in domestic shares, the government can ensure that the rewards from these companies' success flow back into the country's economy. It would level the playing field for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by encouraging domestic investment, a British ISA would provide SMEs with the necessary funding to grow and succeed.

The introduction of a British ISA would also have wider benefits for the economy. Publicly listed companies have been shown to spend more on research and development than their private peers. This plays a crucial role in developing intellectual property and specialist knowledge, which in turn drives innovation and economic growth.

"The government has been slow to take action
on introducing a British ISA!"

The Treasury select committee recently declared the Edinburgh reforms, which were meant to encourage investment in growth companies, a 'damp squib.' This has only highlighted the pressing need for a more effective solution, such as a British ISA.

If the Chancellor doesn't introduce a British ISA in his March Budget due to the pressure for him to reduce Income Tax, I believe a new Labour Government would if they win the next General Election.

Either way, a British ISA would provide a much-needed boost to the UK's economy.

Until next time ...

Business Godparent


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About Roger Eddowes ...


Roger trained at Edward Thomas Peirson & Sons in Market Harborough before working at Hartwell & Co, followed by Chancery, as a partner. He started Essendon Accounts and Tax with Helen Beaumont in 2014 as a general practitioner with a hands-on approach.

Roger loves getting his hands dirty, working with emerging, small-to-medium and family businesses to ensure they receive the best possible accountancy advice. Roger utilises an extensive network of business contacts to leverage the best guidance and practical solutions.