The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are UK government schemes designed to help smaller higher-risk trading companies raise finance, by offering a range of tax relief to investors who purchase new shares in those companies.

  • You can claim up to 30% income tax relief on investments up to £1 million per tax year.
  • Any gain is Capital Gains Tax (CGT) free if the shares are held for at least three years.
  • Payment of CGT can be deferred when the gain is invested in shares of an EIS qualifying company.
  • If the shares are disposed of at a loss you can elect that the amount of loss be set against any income tax of that year or of the previous year.

To find out more about The Enterprise Investment Scheme please call the team on 01275 867350 or send us a message now.