The African Solar Cooperative … new name same ideals

Cocoon is pleased to announce that the renewable energy project it is sponsoring, Energy For Old Fadama has taken the strategic decision to incorporate and rebrand itself as The African Solar Cooperative (TASC), with a wider focus and belief that … Continued

Run, Kevin, run!

After conquering deserts, battling blizzards and being threatened by a furious bear, exhausted Kevin Carr last night became the fastest man to run around the world.Kevin was cheered by well-wishers as he completed his 16,300-mile run in 621 days. Cocoon is … Continued

On the verge of history

Ultra-marathon runner Kevin Carr is about to become the fastest man to circumnavigate the world on foot and without a support team. We chose to sponsor Kevin’s incredible “Hard Way Round” challenge because it embodies the ambition, determination and innovation … Continued

Tavistock makes another acquisition

Tavistock Investments makes another acquisition Tavistock Investments, one of Cocoon’s investee companies has acquired the issued share capital of Cornerstone Asset Holdings Limited. The transaction was originally intended to take place when Tavistock acquired Country Life and Pensions but was … Continued

Are we tech ready?

Novia’s Chief Executive Bill Vasilief comments on the readiness of technology to support the new pension rules. To read the full article click here.

Solar offers ‘low-risk’, long-term yields

  Is the sun shining on the returns from solar? The low-risk characteristics of solar projects and the structural benefits that can be introduced alongside the asset class are key reasons why there still remains an investment appetite for the solar … Continued


Personal Tax, Welfare Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions Income Tax personal allowance in 2016-17 and 2017-18 – The government will increase the Income Tax personal allowance to £10,800 in 2016-17 and £11,000 in 2017-18. In 2016-17 the basic rate limit … Continued

Future power generation in the UK – 15 year outlook

The UK is about to embark on a transitional phase over the coming years with regards to its generation of electricity. With older, more pollutant coal power plants due to come offline, and the decommissioning of older nuclear power plants, … Continued