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Five lessons learned from the latest EIS statistics from HMRC

At an already busy time for EIS/SEIS, HMRC published its latest statistics on 31st October. They give a good overview of where the industry currently stands. So, what do the statistics tell us and what lessons can we take forward? EIS is still very popular:  []

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How and Why EISA Work to Promote and Protect EIS and SEIS

While EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme) and SEIS (Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme) are programmes familiar to many in financial planning and fund management, understanding regarding them is often limited among members of UK government, whose support can be instrumental to both enhancing and eroding the scheme’s []

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How Could EIS Be Improved? 3 Investment Professionals Share Their Views

We asked three financial planning professionals to give us their views on how offering EIS could be more streamlined for IFAs and FPs, and how more broadly it could be made more mass market as a form of investment. This is the second part of []

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Patient Capital Review: Our view on reports of Treasury “clamp down” on EIS

From the desk of Mark Brownridge, Director General of EISA: We are engaged in constructive dialogue with HM Treasury over the Patient Capital Review consultation. There is a clear message coming from them, which is that EIS and similar tax incentivised venture capital schemes need []

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Why Some IFAs Recommend EIS, and Why Some Don’t: 3 Investment Professionals Share Their Views

We asked three financial planning professionals to give us their views on why IFAs are or aren’t recommending EIS investments to clients, and what changes could be made increase the number who are. This is the first part of 4 – in later parts, we’ll []

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Patient Capital Review: are EIS and SEIS under threat?

The Patient Capital consultation has generally been positively received. It contains a lot of high quality information and interesting research, and asks many pertinent questions as it seeks to inform policymaking designed to strengthen the UK’s ability to provide long-term capital to innovative, high growth businesses.

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Long wait for Patient Capital details may soon be over

Back in the cold days of February, HM Treasury (HMT) announced it would be launching a Patient Capital Review with the objective of “strengthening the UK as a place for growing innovative firms to obtain the long-term ‘patient’ finance that they need to scale up”.

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The EISA perspective on the Conservative manifesto

Are the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme set for a makeover? If the Conservative’s election manifesto is to be believed, they might be.

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ZeitgEISt

Welcome to the first edition of ZeitgEISt, giving you news, opinion and thought leadership from within the EIS and SEIS industry. Read ZeitgEISt here  

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Can EIS be patient?

Can EIS be patient? As my email to EISA members immediately following the Budget noted, the Chancellor and Treasury have confirmed that the Patient Capital Review will cover all existing tax reliefs that are aimed at encouraging investments and entrepreneurship, so will include EIS, SEIS []

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