Premier Miton Investors plc (LON:PMI) Head of Equities and Fund Manager of the Diverse Income Trust plc (LON:DIVI) Gervais Williams joins DirectorsTalk to discuss current events and the effects on smallcaps. With the Chancellor’s Spring budget increasing the rate of Corporation Tax paid on company profits over £250,000 to 25% from 2023. Gervais shares his thoughts on whether the government should be doing more to get behind smaller companies that are entrepreneurial and driving innovation and future employment. With key changes made to the UK listing regime. Will it have the desired effect of making the UK more attractive for listings, and as 10 year US government bond prices fall this week increasing the yield from 1 to 1.5% percent and sending jitters through the stock market, Gervais discusses whether investors need to worry.
Diverse Income Trust plc (LON:DIVI) has declared its first interim dividend in respect of the financial period ending 31 May 2022 of 0.9 pence per ordinary share, payable on 25 February 2021 to ordinary shareholders on the register