Welcome to EISA
The EIS Association is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, which exists to assist in the
flow of capital and resource available to UK small to medium-sized enterprises through
the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).
(EIS) and Seed EIS (SEIS). For further information about EIS or SEIS please click here. The EIS
Association, its founder members and board have been involved with the EIS since
inception. The organisation dates back to 1990, originally as the BES Association and has an
established history of dealing with tax effective investments in small to medium sized
companies over a long period across various economic cycles.
The EISA performs a number of key functions, its aims being twofold:
to work with HM Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs, Government Ministers, MPs, the FCA and other interested parties to improve the
success of the EIS/SEIS, and to promote the benefits of the Schemes across the board including investors, EIS/SEIS companies and their advisers.
Social Investment Tax Relief
The Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) scheme, launched in 2014, aims to encourage investment in enterprises providing a social benefit by offering tax relief to investors. It works in a similar way to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) which has encouraged investment in early stage companies.
Click here for Proposed Amendments to SITR – Autumn Statement 2014
Meeting with HM Treasury and HMRC re the published Budget announcements and draft legislation, (all subject to EU State Aid Approval). For the key points raised at the meeting and HMRC guidance click here
FCA’s Final Guidance on Social Media Financial Promotions – an article by Frank Daly of RW Blears 25 March 2015. To read article click here.
Telegraph Letter – Start-ups need freedom to recruit foreign talent – signed by Tim Hames BVCA and Sarah Wadham EISA – click here
The Budget – for a Summary of Proposed EIS and SEIS changes published 18th March 2015
There has been some confusion following the Budget on timings of the implementation of the suggested changes to EIS and SEIS. Please see the comments here which may be helpful. Summary by RobertsonHare here
EISA Green Shoots Launch Party – Thursday 19th March 2015 – click here
THE EISA AWARDS 2014 – Thursday 12th February 2015
The Chairman’s Reception for the EIS Association in the House of Lords took place on Thursday 12th February 2015. Lord Flight introduced the keynote speaker Luke Johnson of Risk Capital Partners who spoke in praise of British entrepreneurship. The EISA Awards Ceremony was the highlight of the evening and this year attracted a record number of entries and guests. Click here to read more and for more pictures click here
Building a Capital Markets Union – an article by Roger Blears 16th March 2015
Building a Capital Markets Union, the new sunny uplands of EU policy – Opportunities for EIS Fund Managers . To read article please click here.
HM Treasury – HM Revenue and Customs
Tax Advantaged Venture Capital Schemes:
Ensuring continued support for small and growing businesses
The EISA has submitted a response to this Consultation based on responses received from the EISA membership. To access a copy of the EISA submission click here
Annual EIS/BVCA Technical Seminar in Sheffield – 11th March 2015
This Technical Seminar was sponsored and hosted by Freeths in conjunction with the EISA and the BVCA
EIS Masterclass – Thursday 5th March 2015
EISA Director General Sarah Wadham welcomed 54 wealth managers and IFAs to an EIS Masterclass organised by Intelligent Partnership at the offices of Tolleys.LexisNexis. Delegates gained three hours of structured CPD on topics ranging from how EIS will interact with new pension freedoms to avoiding common misconceptions and pitfalls. Speakers from St James’s Place, Rockpool Investments, Allenbridge IS, Ingenious Investments, Oxford Capital, Bovill, and Time Investments shared insight on tax planning, client segmentation, compliance, diversification, panels and renewables. EISA members can now read a commentary from IP Research Director Daniel Kiernan, who curated the event and view filmed highlights.
EISA Manchester Autumn Technical Update –Tuesday 18th November, 2014
The EISA Manchester Autumn Technical Seminar was again hosted by Acceleris Capital in the office of Grant Thornton. Sarah Wadham, Director General, and Martin Sherwood, Director, attended from London. The technical update is mainly for the benefit of members but we do invite some non-members in order to encourage them to join EISA. EISA is excited to be expanding into the North West region. A successful bi-annual seminar is an excellent way to showcase the work of the Association and demonstrate the importance of EIS to both investors and companies. Read more
EISA London Autumn Technical Seminar – Thursday 9th October, 2014
The EISA Autumn Technical Seminar was again hosted by Speechly Bircham (now Charles Russell Speechlys LLP). There were over 100 attendees, including several potential new members and representatives of other trade associations. We had an interesting and varied line up of speakers. Read more
EIS Tolley Diploma Launch Party – Thursday 18th September 2014
The EISA and Tolley officially launched the EIS Tolley Diploma on Thursday 18th September at Altitude 360 in the Millbank Tower – a stunning venue with 360º views over London. Guests represented a wide cross section from the EIS industry, including wealth managers, IFAs, solicitors, accountants and tax planners together with the sponsors and their guests and representatives of the EISA and Tolley, part of LexisNexis. Read more
Message from the Chairman
I am proud to have chaired the EIS Association for the last nine years. I believe it fulfils a much needed role in encouraging private investment into small and growing British companies and fostering the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit that drives private enterprise. During my tenure, […]
Message from the Director General
Sarah was appointed as Director General in September 2013. Previously, Sarah ran her own business working with early stage companies and entrepreneurs to help them find investment funding. She managed a group of her own Business Angel contacts and worked closely with other Business Angel […]