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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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Five Reasons Irish Companies Should Apply for SEIS and EIS

Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) allow qualifying c...
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Five facts you should know about R&D Tax Credits

Research and Development (“R&D”) Tax Credits are reliefs that were introduced to support innovative ...
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An overview of tax efficient investing

There is a multitude of reasons why a person may like to invest their hard-earned cash, be it saving...
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Four key risks when investing in EIS

Investing in businesses just starting out is always high risk, that’s why it’s important to understa...
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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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Questions to ask before selecting your EIS fund custodian

  With Reyker Securities PLC (Reyker) going into Special Administration on 8th October 2019 it highl...
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Pensions and EIS, revisited

  It was shocking to see this past week's pension strikes in France turn into violent protests. Acco...
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Happy 10th birthday Sapphire!

Sapphire is ten years old today. What a journey it has been. My wife and I started Sapphire in our t...
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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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Have you registered to attend the Women in Venture Capital panel discussion?

  The EIS Association's  "Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast event is going to be taking place this Thursd...
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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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How to value companies for SEIS / EIS investment

  Steinway & Sons have been making the world's finest pianos for over 160 years, and their instrumen...
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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 to ...
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