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Violet Spence, Sapphire Capital

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Can a founder claim EIS or SEIS relief?

At Sapphire Capital Partners we meet many entrepreneurs who have great business vision and are keen ...
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SITR - have the wheels fallen off the wagon?

Next month, Social Investment Tax Relief will have been in operation for 2 years, yet it seems as if...
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What is a social enterprise and what is SITR?

Have you ever asked the question “What is a social enterprise?”. Well, interestingly ‘social enterpr...
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SITR - what trades are excluded?

Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) offers attractive incentives to private investors and will certa...
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SEIS and EIS - what trades are excluded?

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) offer very attr...
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EIS, SEIS & SITR - the 2015 Autumn Statement changes

There are many of us who had hoped that the Autumn Statement would bring an announcement on the wide...
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Is social enterprise growing? Five interesting facts.

Every week we meet clients who are passionate about the social enterprise sector, and we can’t fail ...
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Why is the SITR scheme so important?

Here at Sapphire Capital Partners we have seen an increase in the number of clients who are interest...
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What is happening with the SITR scheme?

During 2014 everyone became rather excited after the announcement of a tax relief scheme connected t...
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Why it's important to manage risk in your business.

Risk is part of everyday life. We all face risks, from the moment we wake up and throughout our busy...
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Can the investor and social enterprise work together for mutual benefit?

In today’s society there are many of us who want to make a difference, either through volunteering o...
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R&D Tax Credits - are test tubes required?

So you have a new idea, and you really believe that you can make it work, but you need to spend time...
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EIS, SEIS & SITR, what can go wrong?

Why invest in an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), or So...
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What is R&D tax credit and does my business qualify?

Research and Development (R&D) tax credit can apply to any size of company and is a tax relief that ...
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How do I set up my social enterprise?

Social Investment Tax Relief is a great way to attract investment in your business. So what type of ...
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SITR - does my business qualify for investment?

Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) is a tax relief which investors can claim in respect of investme...
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Are Seed EIS, EIS and VCT schemes effective?

The government is committed to providing continued support for small and growing businesses, and is ...
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Social investing - can I help society and make money at the same time?

Social investing is on the rise, and not just in the UK but globally. Is this because we are becomin...
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2015 July Budget - changes to EIS, SEIS and VCT

George Osborne has announced changes in the 2015 Summer Budget which the government has proposed in ...
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SITR - five reasons why it is the obvious choice.

Tax relief is an important incentive in attracting investment into new and high-risk enterprises and...
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Social VCT - do we need another scheme?

In the March 2015 budget, the government announced details of the new Social Venture Capital Trust (...
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