Angel Investing – Making the most of the Enterprise and Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes

For fledgling businesses, obtaining funding represents one of the hardest hurdles to overcome – especially in the current climate where banks are increasingly cautious to lend.  Seeking backing from an ‘angel’ or ‘dragon’ investor is often seen as the logical alternative.  The good news is that the government has introduced a range of tax incentives for investors to encourage them to lend.

The latest of these, the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (“SEIS”), was introduced in 2012 as a bolt on to the existing Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”).  The scheme is targeted specifically at small and early stage start-up businesses in the UK.  We recently presented to ‘Tech Hub’ – the start-up support network for technology companies – on the benefits of SEIS.

You can view the slides from the presentation here.

For further information please contact Laura Hutchinson, or your usual Forbes Dawson adviser.

 

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