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23/3/2006
18:05
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Abuse team
23/3/2006
18:03
A couple of things: Ventus2/3 are now up to £8.5M according to the Hargreaves Lansdown web site, I've done £26K in them to complement my £25K in Ventus 1 (last year) The Epic codes for Ventus 2 and 3 are VEN2 and VEN3 respectively (what a surprise!), ADVFN haven't figured this out yet, but http://www.investegate.co.uk/ (the old uk-wire site) lists their announcements. As mentioned higher up, I applied for shares in the (EIS qualifying) Westfield co-op windfarm, but I read today that I've been scaled back to 40% (£2.4K from £6K) of my original application. http://www.westmill.coop/latestnews.php?nid=20 The main reasomn for this is that the intended supplier of the turbines could not supply them on time, the co-op have therefore opted to go for smaller turbines which are currently available in the desired timeframe. It's a sign of the times I'm afraid, which reminds me of the old stockmarket adage: when's there's a gold rush, invest in a business selling picks and shovels. Alas, I do not think there are any UK listed companies manufacturing wind turbines. On the positive side, the scale back in Westfield means I can probably do a bit more in Ventus2/3 (another £3K max) to ensure that I claim back virtually all my income tax for tax year 2005/2006. On the negative side, I better extract my digit and find some more EIS opportunities, or else I'm going to get very close to paying CGT (for the first time ever!)
timbo003
17/3/2006
18:46
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Abuse team
17/3/2006
18:45
Ventus 2/3 are now up to £6.7M (according to Hargreaves Lansdown), I'll be putting my applicaton in for £26Ks worth this weekend Why not take this opportunity to hedge against forever rising leccy prices, Fossil fuels are running out and that's for sure, you can only dig them up/pump them up once, fill yer boots with Ventus, you know it makes sense.
timbo003
02/3/2006
16:52
Those Cumbrian nimbies really take the biscuit. I suppose they'd rather have another nuclear rector than a beautiful wind farm. Insane.
wiganer
02/3/2006
16:49
Small wind farms seem to be the way to go http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/4765884.stm Meanwhile Ventus 2/3 are up to £2.4M, fill yer boots!
timbo003
16/2/2006
13:10
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Abuse team
13/2/2006
20:35
I've now applied for £6Ks worth of shares in the westmil co-op, (EIS windfarm opportunity). Westmill should qualify for EIS, in which case, Gordon (the moron) will have to give me back £1.2K in income tax and let me defer £2.4Ks worth of CGT liabilities (luvverly jubberly) http://www.westmill.coop/ Weatmill have now raised over £2M, so I'm reasonably confident that the wind farm will go ahead. Meanwhile, I see that Ventus2&3 are up to 1.4M invested, very close to the minimum required to proceed, so time to invest very soon, fill yer boots!
timbo003
01/2/2006
20:14
Key data income VCT 1&2 (the other windfarm VCT) reported today: http://www.companyannouncements.net/cgi-bin/articles/20060201180800Z8468.html At the time of their interim results back in October, they reported that they had made no investments, now it looks like they have committed the lot! This certainly bodes well for Ventus 1 and Ventus 2&3 meeting the Inland Revenue VCT requirements
timbo003
29/1/2006
08:30
A couple of weekend press articles on windfarms, it's a shame that not everone shares my enthusiasm. Perhaps the moaners would like go without electricity as fossil fuels run out. http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=145532006 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2013076,00.html
timbo003
25/1/2006
17:23
So, according to todays RNS, we have a 0.75p interim divi to look forward to at the end of Feb, although hopefully it should be 5 times that in three years time. Then shareholders can start looking forward to wintery nights at home, with the wind howling and blowing a gale.
timbo003
22/1/2006
08:07
See article on wind farms in today's Sunday Herald. Ventus get a favourable mention http://www.sundayherald.com/53643 Climate Change Capital defrays the costs of setting up small projects by pooling them. "The trouble is that it costs the same to set up a small wind farm as a large one; there are the same costs to set up a power purchase agreement, get debt, fund the application process," says Hall Thornton. "We have all the debt lined up, the power purchase agreements all done, so the costs are pooled. The fund raised £15m with which to do it, which was the second biggest amount raised by any new specialist fund last year."
timbo003
16/1/2006
19:02
david Yes, Cavendish (still) refund all the commission (on any one VCT investment application) for a fee of £35. The total Ventus 2 / 3 commission rebate (to the FSA and the investor) is 3%, so it makes sense to go through Cavendish if you are applying for more than £7K worth of shares.
timbo003
16/1/2006
18:51
I suspect that www.cavendishonline.co.uk will be a cheaper deal - not checked lately - but they haven't got the Ventus funds on their website yet.
david77
16/1/2006
18:43
So Ventus 2 / 3 are now open to subscription (as of today) Bestinvest have done a brief summary here: http://www.bestinvest.co.uk/vcts/fmpro?-db=webprices.fp5&-lay=allfields&-format=vct_detail1.htm&investment_codename==VEN2&-find Allenbridge have the prospectus available for download here: http://www.taxshelterreport.co.uk/vct_information.htm Both Bestinvest and Allenbridge appear to be offerring a 2.5% discount. Fill yer boots, I'm going to!
timbo003
06/12/2005
19:20
Well, if the Chelseafs web site are to be believed, it looks like the launch of Ventus 2 will now be delayed until mid Jan 2006. http://www.chelseafinancialservices.co.uk/vcts/vctsavailable.html Gordon Brown's indecision concerning the likely tax benefits for VCTs in the next tax year cannot be helping any of the prospective VCTs with respect to their launch plans/timings. Come on Culpability, get on with it and just tell us all what the new rules will be, so we can get on and plan for the future.
timbo003
01/12/2005
20:43
Hi A000 I guess I'm being ultra, ultra cautious, even though Ventus have committed 40% of the pre-requisite 70% of funds, there is still a (very small) chance that things could go wrong, i.e. the investee companies could get into trouble for whatever reason and as a result Ventus (quite rightly) would pull out. Anyway, I'm now looking forward to investing in Ventus 2, should a new offer be forthcoming.
timbo003
30/11/2005
11:17
Good morning timbo003 : Actually they have done better than you think. From 15 March 2005 to 31 August 2005 (i.e. in less than 6 months) they have invested 40% of what they have to invest before the end of another 2 and a half years. Which is incredibly good. The relevant part of the report is : This represents approximately 40% of the amount required to be invested in qualifying investments by March 2008 in order for the Company to comply with Inland Revenue VCT regulations. The report goes on to say the Manager expects that it will require another 18 to 24 months to invest fully the Company's funds and a further 12 months before all the portfolio companies are operating at projected capacity. So within three years you should be getting your 8%
a0002577
29/11/2005
18:41
Ventus interims today: http://www.companyannouncements.net/cgi-bin/articles/200511290822208128U.html It looks like everything is going to plan, I confess, before today I was slightly concerned that they might be finding trouble in investing the dosh, especially after reading the Keydata interims last month, where it sounded like they may be struggling to find suitable investments http://www.companyannouncements.net/cgi-bin/articles/20051014101400Z2848.html and we now know that the Inland Revenue intend to clamp down hard (withdraw VCT status?) on VCTs who do not meet the investment criteria of >70% invested in qualifying investments within 3 years. http://www.bestinvest.co.uk/news/fmpro?-db=web_comment.fp5&-format=article.htm&subject=commentary&-lay=article&-recid=13446473&-find So, Ventus are now committed to investing 40% of the fund by March 2008 (the deadline for 70% investment) which is good news indeed, and I like the reassuring statements concerning the high level of activity in the small wind farm market and that they are still on track for the 8p annual (tax free) divi. Hopefully we will hear about the proposed Ventus 2 offering before the end of the year. Based on what I've read today, I'm even more inclined to subscribe again, if I'm given the opportunity.
timbo003
25/11/2005
20:26
You can now download the prospectus for westmill (which I did earlier today) I've read the prospectus, the shares will not be traded and will be very illiquid, but the likely EIS tax status and the prospective yield; 5% initially, 12% on average over the life time of the company (25 years) is just too much for me to resist.
timbo003
20/11/2005
11:39
Thanks Timbo
david77
20/11/2005
07:19
Here's another interesting windfarm investment opportunity which I found in todays Observer (you will have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to read the article) http://observer.guardian.co.uk/cash/story/0,6903,1646628,00.html The westmill web site is here: http://www.westmill.coop/ On the minus side it sounds like the shares will be unquoted (and probably not easily tradable), and it will be set up as a co-op, i.e. someone with 500 shares will have the same voting rights as someone with 10,000 shares On the plus side, it looks like the shares will qualify for EIS tax reliefs and there is a prospective big, fat (escalating) divi. I have ordered my prospectus and may very well apply for a few.
timbo003
25/10/2005
16:58
Declan Curry did a small piece on windfarms on todays BBC breakfast on BBC 1, click link below for the video clip. http://tinyurl.com/7pamy
timbo003
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