Aim investments have risen in popularity among advised clients, with more people expected to invest before the end of this tax year than previous years.

This is according to a poll carried out among 50 high-net-worth advisers by Time Investments.

Sam Jermy, business development director for the company, said the overarching reason for the rise in popularity was the use of qualifying Aim holdings in mitigating inheritance tax liability.

According to the poll, 82 per cent of respondents said they expected more clients to be adding Aim-listed investments during this Isa season than in the previous tax year.

Some 54 per cent said the IHT benefits of Aim investments were the ‘most important factor’.

Many companies qualify for Business Relief (formerly known as Business Property Relief), including some companies listed on Aim.

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