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SEIS/EIS Funds: Claiming under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme

EIS funds have been obscure in their position on the extent of their investor coverage through the F...
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How do companies benefit from SEIS and EIS?

Raising money as a start-up or early-stage company can be challenging, as you have no company reputa...
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What is SEIS and/or EIS advance assurance?

If a start-up or early-stage company seeks to fundraise over the next year, they should seriously co...
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What can SEIS and EIS investment be used for?

When seeking SEIS and EIS investment, a company must state or demonstrate in their application what ...
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What EIS Fund Managers Need To Ask Before Selecting a Custodian?

This article aims to help fund managers who are considering an EIS fund with the selection process f...
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Why ESG matters to SEIS/EIS

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) has been the news and not only because of Earth Day. This in...
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The "New Norm"? A year of remote working

As we enter a new tax year and with 12 months of remote working now a milestone for many of the UK w...
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SEIS and EIS Rule Pitfalls

When it comes to Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), so...
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“We want to raise more than £150,000. Should we skip SEIS?”

No matter what stage a company is at in its lifecycle, directors should always be aware of the fundr...
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Budget 2021: What it means for SMEs (& no changes to SEIS/EIS)

While no one could have foreseen the effects of Covid-19 on the economic climate, the UK government ...
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Financial Difficulties Under VCT and EIS

Over the past year companies from all sectors have had to deal with significant financial strain due...
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Why we are a Signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment

Sapphire Capital Partners LLP are pleased to announce that we are a signatory to the United Nations ...
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The benefits of women in venture capital

  "To judge a person's capability by gender is like judging a man's intelligence by the amount of ha...
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EU State Aid/Grants on SEIS and EIS

Despite Brexit, risk finance investment schemes still currently follow EU state aid limits. European...
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The UK Future Fund Scheme - Government Update

On the 20th of April the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the introduction of the Future Fund S...
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EIS: The Trade of a Company

Over 25 years ago, the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) was established to assist high-risk start-...
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EIS Reliefs Explained

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (“SEIS”) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”) are tax-effi...
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Focus on the funds: Interview with Pippa Gawley of Zero Carbon Capital

In the first of our new blog series looking at the people behind the funds we manage, we speak to Pi...
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The UK Future Fund Scheme - supporting innovative UK businesses

Many UK businesses have found themselves in uncertain times, forced to cease a vast majority if not ...
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Five things you need to know about the SEIS and EIS Advance Assurance Process

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (“SEIS”) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”) were int...
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EIS: The Why and the What of the Risk-to-Capital Condition

Venture Capital Schemes such as SEIS and EIS were primarily created to support early-stage, high-ris...
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