Assisting you with the Enterprise Investment Scheme

  • 29th September 2015
  • News
  • Stewart Hindley

Bank loans are not always the ideal option when it comes to obtaining hotel, B&B and guest house finance solutions, as they often have to be personally secured and not every business owner is able or willing to do this. Fortunately, they are not the only way. There are many different ways to raise essential funding for your new business, and we are here to help you explore all the different options.

Among our various areas of knowledge, we can help you with the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). This government scheme makes investment in small companies more appealing to investors by offering them a range of tax reliefs, and was introduced as part of the drive to encourage investment in new businesses.

These tax reliefs essentially mean that there is less financial risk involved for the investor, giving them more motivation to invest in your new company. They include Income Tax relief of 30% of the value of the shares for individual investors, and exemption from Capital Gains Tax, depending on the nature of your business and who is investing. For investors who pay top tax rates, only about 50% of every £100 they invest will actually be at risk, so your business could prove a relatively safe investment for them.

Certain HRMC conditions must be met in order for your business to take part in this scheme, involving the type of company you are running and the amount of money you are able to raise. However, in our extensive experience, we have found that the process tends to be relatively easy and straightforward.

Of course, when you are applying for any kind of funding, it is always beneficial to have professionals to support and advise you throughout the process, and that’s what we’re here for. Our team can advise you on any aspect of EIS and all other options for business funding, helping you to secure the solution that is right for your individual needs.

Stewart Hindley

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