EIS Rule Changes May Restrict Start-Up Tax Break Investments

Rule changes impacting cash for shares tax incentives for investors in new companies could wipe out half the market, according to financial experts. They predict too much money will be chasing too few investment opportunities from April, when the government rule change takes effect. The measure affects Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme … Read more

HMRC Wants To Cut Red-Tape For Investment Tax Breaks

Investors may find staking money into start-up and early stage businesses easier as the government looks at streamlining granting permission for companies to join tax incentive schemes. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is overwhelmed by floods of applications to raise funding, which have tripled in the past four years. Entrepreneurs must have HMRC permission to … Read more

Unfair Taxes Throttle Britain’s Startup Entrepreneurs

Heavy capital gains tax burdens are discouraging entrepreneurs to develop companies to their true potential, claim business experts. Accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young argues entrepreneurs who sell their business for more than £30 million have to hand 22% of the proceeds to the government in tax. But those selling a business for £6 million or … Read more

Cash Is King – Even For A SEIS Start-Up

FarmDrop entrepreneur Ben Pugh has shared some insights about investing in a start-up business. Despite having to worry about sales, marketing, distribution and innumerable administrative tasks as a start-up, he explained the main worry is running out of cash before the business begins to make money. As a result, he argues controlling cash flow is … Read more

Universities Look To SEIS To Fund Spin-Off Companies

Cambridge University invested a record £2.3 million in research spin-off projects under funding raised under the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). The university runs three SEIS fresh start funds and a mixed Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund for developing projects spawned in the university’s labs. Much of the money … Read more