Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

Enterprise Investment Scheme

Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) can help growing companies raise finance by offering tax advantages to individuals who invest in certain unquoted trading companies.

It is important to note there are a few restrictions for EIS – your company must be based in the UK, only certain types of trade qualify, and the company cannot be in financial difficulties or receiving state aid.

Our specialist team can help whether you are looking for investment or you have funds you are looking to invest.

EIS’s offer several tax advantages, including income tax relief, capital gains tax deferral relief, and inheritance tax exemptions. Our team can ensure your investments are structed in the most tax efficient way in order to maximise the reliefs available.

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) allows smaller start-up companies to raise finance. This scheme offers more generous tax reliefs compared to EIS as these investments carry additional risks due to the nature of supporting start-ups.

If your company issues SEIS share, you are able to go on and issue EIS share, however, if you have raised finance using EIS, you are not able to issue SEIS shares.

Our expert team have years of experience in helping new companies find investments and ensure they qualify for the scheme. In addition, we can help those looking for potential investment options, making sure these are structed in a tax efficient manner to help maximise the reliefs available.

To find out more about the investment schemes available and how we can help, please contact us.