EIS – Enterprise Investment Scheme

Articles and news on the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) – a series of UK tax reliefs designed to incentivise investing in small unquoted companies carrying on a qualifying trade in the UK.

Financial Management

Negotiating the tax implications of EIS investment route

Lesley Stalker, tax partner at Surrey-based tax adviser RJP, explains that while the Enterprise Investment Scheme can bring much needed investment to a business, there are a number of tax implications to be aware of.


EIS interest sees figures climb by 18 per cent

The amount raised by businesses in the UK through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) has risen to £611 million.


EIS and VCT changes get green light from EU

Growth businesses in the UK are set to benefit from a more incentivised system for investors after the government received EU backing for its EIS and VCT changes.

Alternative Finance for Business

No room at the inn

Robin Sheppard, chairman of Bespoke Hotels, argues that a minor change to the Enterprise Investment Scheme could be of enormous benefit to the hospitality sector, and to the economy as a whole.


Clampdown on EIS and VCT criteria

The government is tightening the rules on the enterprise investment scheme (EIS) and venture capital trusts (VCTs) in a bid to focus the initiatives more at higher risk companies.


Osborne: Seed EIS to boost start-up investment

Updated: The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) will be expanded and boosted to enable investors to claim hefty tax relief for backing start-up businesses.


Return to solar investment for Ingenious

Investment and advisory group Ingenious has announced a return to solar investment with the launch of two new Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) funds that aim to invest in sustainable businesses and projects around the UK.


Mercia launches Mercia Growth EIS Fund

Technology companies operating in the medical, clean energy, electronics, telecoms and software sectors will be the target of a newly launched Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund from Mercia Fund Management.


Don’t over-promote EIS and VCT tax relief, FSA warns

The Financial Services Authority has warned Venture Capital Trust (VCT) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) managers to avoid marketing investments at customers solely on attractive tax incentives.


Venture capital and EIS consultation begins

HM Treasury has begun consulting on the future of seed and early-stage investment in the UK after the government announced reforms to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) in March's 2011 Budget.

Venture Capital Funding

EIS for entrepreneurs

Paul Webb, tax partner at Robert James Partnership, explains how entrepreneurs can benefit from an improved an EIS.