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MiFID II rules for investment advisory fees

As MiFID II is now in force and compliance with the new regulations is on everyone's minds, entrepre...
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Autumn Statement 2017 - SEIS and EIS implications

Today's Autumn Statement 2017 gave positive news for the patient capital sector and a vote of confid...
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3 reasons why you should attend the "Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast event

Speaking on behalf of the team here at Sapphire, we are excited to be hosting, alongside GBI Magazin...
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Issuing SEIS and EIS shares - 4 key considerations

So, you successfully obtained SEIS and EIS advance assurance from HMRC and successfully raised your ...
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How the tax man rewards you for being a crowdfunder

When Airpos board of directors decided to launch a round of fundraising they wanted to ensure it was...
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5 key considerations for awarding shares to employees in high growth companies

Most successful high growth companies set aside between 10% to 20% of the share capital for key memb...
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Equity crowdfunding - the new reality

  As the leading crowdfunding platforms grow to a new level of maturity, businesses increasingly vie...
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ELITE – supporting high growth businesses across the UK

Mark Fahy, Head of UK Small and Mid Cap Companies, London Stock Exchange The London Stock Exchange G...
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What is a SEIS qualifying company?

  We are often asked which companies qualify for SEIS. Below is a brief summary of the requirements....
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How to identify pension and investment scams

The world of pension and investment scams is dominated by some very slippery, dodgy, unregulated, un...
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EU State Aid rules and the Enterprise Investment Scheme

The word “Entrepreneur” originates from French, and was first used by the economist Jean-Baptiste Sa...
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SEIS and EIS funds - how they are typically structured.

    At Sapphire we are often asked to advise on the structure of a new SEIS Fund or EIS Fund ("Fund"...
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Does your company qualify for EIS? Complete our quiz to find out.

In order to ensure your company qualifies for the Enterprise Investment Scheme ("EIS") there are cer...
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Autumn Statement 2016 Implications for SEIS, EIS, and SITR

We were eagerly awaiting to hear the 2016 Autumn Statement in order gain some insight as to how the ...
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Dispelling the myths about R&D Tax Credits

  “Myth:  (1) A traditional story, especially one covering the early history of a people or explaini...
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Conflicts of interest that may arise in SEIS and EIS investing

Over the summer months, I caught up with some long overdue television viewing time, and came across ...
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SEIS / EIS advance assurance for foreign companies - is it really possible?

  Short answer: yes it is. At Sapphire we are increasingly being asked to obtain SEIS and or EIS adv...
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