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"Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast rescheduled

Hurricane Ophelia (aka just another windy day in Belfast) made us cancel our October date for hostin...
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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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Getting your business ready for the crowdfunding and angel platform stage.

  For some time the team at Sapphire have championed the use of crowdfunding and angel investment pl...
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Upcoming changes to the Enterprise Investment Scheme rules

  Over the past few months, the Enterprise Investment Schemes received a lot of attention as HM Trea...
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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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Are the EIS and SEIS set for a makeover?

    Mark Brownridge, the Director General of the EIS Association, discusses the conservative party m...
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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 me...
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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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Spring 2017 Budget - Implications for EIS and R&D Tax Credits

As promised in the 2016 Autumn Statement, today we were presented with the last Spring Budget, whose...
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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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Invitation to Sapphire Capital's "Raising Capital" EIS Event

There has never been a better time to set up a company in the UK. The government support offered by ...
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Breaking SEIS/EIS rules - what are the repercussions?

  SEIS and EIS facilitate private investment into companies by providing investors generous taxincen...
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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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