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9 out of 10 Early Stage Businesses Could Fail - The Government Needs to Raise The SEIS and EIS

9 out of 10 Early Stage Businesses Could Fail - The Government Needs to Raise The SEIS and EIS

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Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy  There is no doubt that coronavirus has had, and will continue to have, a significant impact on the whole of UK business. However, a recent survey has ..

Tagged: News Start-ups Tax Entrepreneurs


What Do The Changes To CBILS Actually Mean For Businesses?

What Do The Changes To CBILS Actually Mean For Businesses?

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Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy Last week, after sustained criticism, the Chancellor overhauled the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to make it easier for businesses struggl..

Tagged: News Loans Start-ups


Lobbyists Call For Funding Package To Protect Start-Ups

Lobbyists Call For Funding Package To Protect Start-Ups

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Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy Tech Start-ups could be “wiped out” without a government bailout. That’s the verdict of seven of the UK’s leading tech industry lobb..

Tagged: News EIS SEIS Start-ups


Nextfin Comments On The Save Our Startups' Campaign, CBILS and The Self Employed

Nextfin Comments On The Save Our Startups' Campaign, CBILS and The Self Employed

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Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy In response to the financial risks posed by Covid-19, co-founder of Crowdcube Luke Lang has announced a new campaign aimed at helping entrepreneurs struggli..

Tagged: News Entrepreneurs


Open Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak

Open Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak

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The Rt. Hon Rishi Sunak MP Chancellor of the Exchequer 11 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA United Kingdom   1 April 2020   The Government must take urgent action to protect jobs and..

Tagged: News Tax Peer-to-Peer


Businesses Struggling To Access Coronavirus Loans

Businesses Struggling To Access Coronavirus Loans

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Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy  Despite being introduced over a week ago, NextFin has learnt that a number of businesses are struggling to secure government loans to support them thr..

Tagged: News Business


Restrictions For P2P Lending To Be Lifted From Government’s Coronavirus Loan

Restrictions For P2P Lending To Be Lifted From Government’s Coronavirus Loan

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Author: Sacha Bright, CEO of NextFin & Oliver Murphy In a previous article, we discussed four ways in which the government could stimulate the economy and protect jobs. One such way was to exte..

Tagged: News Peer-to-Peer


Four Things The Government Can Do To Stimulate The Economy And Protect Jobs

Four Things The Government Can Do To Stimulate The Economy And Protect Jobs

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The Chancellor’s relief package has been heralded as a ‘lifeline’ by many businesses. Yet, for many small limited companies desperate to mitigate the effects of coronavirus, it doe..

Tagged: News EIS SEIS


How Raising SEIS and EIS Allowance Could Stimulate Private Equity Investment Into Early Stage Businesses

How Raising SEIS and EIS Allowance Could Stimulate Private Equity Investment Into Early Stage Businesses

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Author: Sacha Bright and Oliver Murphy  The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) with the support of NextFin is lobbying H.M Treasury for significant short term changes to the EIS a..

Tagged: News EIS SEIS


Rishi Sunak’s Self-Employed Relief Package Excludes 2 Million People

Rishi Sunak’s Self-Employed Relief Package Excludes 2 Million People

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Author: Sacha Bright, CEO NextFin In a recent article for The London Economic, CEO of Nextfin Sacha Bright was approached to comment on the measures Chancellor Rishi Sunak had implemented and how t..

Tagged: News Entrepreneurs


Government’s Job Retention Scheme Does Not Cover Owner-Managers

Government’s Job Retention Scheme Does Not Cover Owner-Managers

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Author: Sacha Bright and Oliver Murphy  The Government has now published further details on the Job Retention Scheme which was announced amongst a raft of measures to support businesses throug..

Tagged: News Entrepreneurs


Government’s Coronavirus Support For Self-Employed Excludes Small Limited Companies

Government’s Coronavirus Support For Self-Employed Excludes Small Limited Companies

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Author: Sacha Bright, CEO NextFin Despite what Chancellor Rishi Sunak has heralded as a “very generous scheme” for the self-employed, this latest government stimulus package appears to ..

Tagged: News Entrepreneurs


Government scheme to help business is much too slow and bureaucratic – SMEs will go bust

Government scheme to help business is much too slow and bureaucratic – SMEs will go bust

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Sacha Bright, CEO of NextFin discusses with Maggie Pagano of Reaction Life on how the Government scheme Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) needs to be implemented quickly to avoid thousan..

Tagged: News Entrepreneurs


Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans

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Author: Sacha Bright, CEO NextFin An entrepreneurs view. Are they fit for purpose? The Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme (CBILS) if supported by the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG..

Tagged: News Entrepreneurs


Covid-19 Advice and Tips for Businesses

Covid-19 Advice and Tips for Businesses

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Advice and Tips to save your business during the Coronavirus epidemic How you and your business can survive the Coronavirus outbreak The guide to help your business stay afloat in these difficult..

Tagged: News


Entrepreneurs Relief Cut for Lifetime business owners

Entrepreneurs Relief Cut for Lifetime business owners

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Author: Sacha Bright, CEO What does the Entrepreneurs' Relief cut mean to business owners and could this stifle enterprise? Entrepreneurs' Relief is getting cut to £1M from £10M. ..

Tagged: Tax Entrepreneur News


Business rates cuts and £3000 cash for small businesses

Business rates cuts and £3000 cash for small businesses

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Author: Sacha Bright, CEO Sacha Bright comments on the Budget 2020, Wednesday 11th March Business rates cut to small business retailer  So, it takes a virus to get the government to unde..

Tagged: Tax News Bank


Entrepreneurs' Relief Cut: The Important Facts

Entrepreneurs' Relief Cut: The Important Facts

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Author: Stephen Hazell-Smith, Chairman of NextFin (Twitter: @thecitygrump) You will probably have seen that those think tanks, The Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Resolution Foundation,..

Tagged: Entrepreneurs news tax


Entrepreneurs' Relief Cut

Entrepreneurs' Relief Cut

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Author: Stephen Hazell-Smith, Chairman of NextFin Does our Chancellor and the Treasury understand capital formation for entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurs’ Relief has been spotlighted by the Insti..

Tagged: Entrepreneurs News


How Boris’ manifesto affects start-ups

How Boris’ manifesto affects start-ups

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Boris Johnson has promised good regulation and support for British businesses, a £3Bn National Skills Fund, pledged to keep corporation tax at 19%, increase R&D tax credits and continue to..

Tagged: FCA News SEIS


Banks cutting local ties is better news for businesses than it may first appear

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Last week the Guardian reported that RBS was cutting jobs in its small business loans department and outsourcing work to India. These cuts follow the closure of 158 branches last year and represent ..

Tagged: banks cutting local ties P2P peer to peer RBS good news for businesses


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