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2020 outlook on EIS for film: the empire strikes back

  According to the May 2019 HMRC statistics, £1.9 billion was raised via EIS during the 2017-18 tax ...
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SEIS / EIS UK permanent establishment condition

Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (“SEIS”) and Enterprise Investment Schemes (“EIS”) allow qualifyi...
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Five things you need to know about setting up UK branches

  When applying for SEIS and/or EIS advance assurance, a company is required to have a Customer Refe...
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Raising money through EIS as a Knowledge Intensive Company

  Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) allow high-risk start-up companies raise much-needed capital t...
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5 requirements companies must meet for SEIS/EIS

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) are very eff...
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Changes to the SEIS/EIS advance assurance process

  The advance assurance process for SEIS and EIS has changed! New online forms for SEIS, EIS and VCT...
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Registering a UK branch with the Companies House - 10 key areas

  For a foreign company to qualify for SEIS and/or EIS they must meet at least one of two additional...
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Five things you need to prepare for raising money

  In my experience, raising money for a business is difficult, time-consuming and stressful. As an e...
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The chicken or the egg? New HMRC requirements to stop speculative SEIS/EIS advance assurance applications

  You know the saying about "which came first: the chicken or the egg?" Well, which came first: the ...
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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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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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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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Structuring SEIS, EIS and SITR funds - current issues

As the latest wave of EIS and SEIS offers subsides, and we enter the new tax year, we look back at s...
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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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On winning the EIS Association's "Best Innovation Newcomer" award

  Let me start by saying how delighted I am to have been awarded the EIS Association's ("EISA") awar...
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Why SEIS / EIS Inheritance Tax Relief should matter to you now

  You may have seen my video blog on Sapphire’s website where I give a high level overview on the in...
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