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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”.


The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) is stepping up efforts to support entrepreneurs and small businesses around the UK with a programme of regional funding information and advice workshops.

Our friends at the British Venture Capital Association have published a highly encouraging report that attaches some impressive numbers to the important contribution of the UK’s enterprise and venture capital sectors to the UK economy.

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. (more…)

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


Grow your business with the Enterprise Investment Scheme; A new guide from EISA, to show young companies how they can use funding from the Enterprise Investment Scheme to grow their business. Download here

Mark Brownridge, Director General of the EIS Association, comments on the 2015-16 Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) statistics, issued by HMRC. (more…)

HMRC have  published  (20th March) a summary of responses to the Advance Assurance consultation. Unfortunately, at this stage there are no recommendations for action and HMRC will publish a full response late in the year. (more…)

Like me, you have probably spent today (8th March) listening intently to the Chancellor’s Spring Budget and have subsequently trawled through the various accompanying documents for any mention of EIS or venture capital in general. (more…)

EISA have been discussing with HMRC the introduction of a digital process for EIS administration which, in time, will intend to move the process of claiming S/EIS relief online with a unique identifier replacing the current physical S/EIS3 certificate. In the meantime, HMRC have introduced a PDF S/.EIS3 as a first stage in moving away from paper versions. (more…)