The list below is a collection of articles that refer to, mention or discuss EIS.

Business Angels In Call To Ditch EU Investment Handicaps

Fund managers are worried that a Brexit trade deal will see the government scrap or restrict tax breaks on hugely successful investment schemes that have raised billions of pounds for businesses. The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) wants the government to overhaul the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme now the UK has … Read more

Entrepreneurs Raise Billions From Tax-Efficient Investments


Savvy investors have ploughed cash worth billions into tax efficient savings, the latest official data shows. HM Revenue & Customs oversees three investment schemes offering generous tax breaks, raising almost £3 billion in the 2017-18 tax year. The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) attracted the most cash – £1.9 billion going to 3,920 companies, says the … Read more

Do You Fit The Profile Of A SEIS Business Angel?

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme is drawing huge amounts of ‘smart capital’ from business angels, according to new research. These investors are have tied up their cash in 15,000 businesses contributing £4.5 billion to the economy while creating 69,700 jobs. The research by the British Business Bank and the UK Business Angels Association wants to … Read more

VCT Option For Retirement Savers Hitting Pension Limits

Investors have a perfect window of opportunity to invests in small businesses as the government continues to make the future uncertain by tinkering with pensions and buy to let tax. Venture capital trusts are one of the longest established tax breaks for investors, but although recently seeing record levels of investment, are still only really … Read more

Brexit Silver Lining For Entrepreneurs Seeking SEIS Cash

Equity funding from government-backed tax schemes has dropped by a fifth due to tinkering with the rules by the European Union. The EU demanded former Chancellor George Osborne should change the rules for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) to match state-aid regulations across the Channel. The measures led … Read more

Where To Invest If Your Pension Is Maxed Out

It’s the time of year when many wealthy retirement savers have put as much cash as they can into their pension and need somewhere else to invest. With annual pension contribution levels pegged at between £10,000 and £40,000 depending on the saver’s level of earnings, other options offering tax relief and high returns are attractive … Read more

End Of Year Investment Tax Breaks For Wealthy Run Out

Traditional end of tax year investments for the wealthy are drying up after government rule changes. Venture Capital Trusts (VCT), Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) look forward to a flood of investment as the tax year winds down. But this year, the number of investment opportunities has been severely … Read more

Tax trick for landlords who want to slash their CGT bills

Landlords do not have to pay capital gains tax at high rates if they are prepared to reinvest their gains for a short time. As part of former Chancellor George Osborne’s tax grab from landlords, he set CGT rates for buy to let property disposals at a basic rate of 18% and higher rate of … Read more

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New Tax Relief For Investors Creeps Under The Radar

A new capital gains tax break for investors staking cash in unlisted companies is creeping in under the radar. Investor Relief is a parting gift from former Chancellor George Osborne. The relief, which extends entrepreneur relief for business owners, is part of the Finance Bill 2016 and as such, could be dropped or revised as … Read more

Recycling SEIS as a pension alternative


Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) recycling is a new idea some financial advisers are promoting to high earners who have lost pension tax incentives. Over recent years, Chancellor George Osborne has whittled away the lifetime allowance and the amount wealthy taxpayers can stash in a pension each tax year. The measures have led high earners … Read more