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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


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


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

28 days


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


How Will the Bank of England Interest Rate Cut help small business

How Will the Bank of England Interest Rate Cut help small business

28 days


Author: Sacha Bright, CEO Why discourage start-ups by cutting one of the very few tax benefits they get? The Bank of England has cut interest rates today to 0.25%, will this help small busines..

Tagged: Bank Entrepreneurs Tax


Entrepreneurs' Relief Cut: The Important Facts

Entrepreneurs' Relief Cut: The Important Facts

1 months


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


How do Share Options and Sweat Equity Work?

How do Share Options and Sweat Equity Work?

1 months


Author: Sacha Bright, CEO Nextfin Business owners and investors are often fixated on how much percentage of a company they own rather than what it's worth. Have you ever heard of the saying a sma..

Tagged: tax investments


What are EIS and SEIS tax investment schemes?

What are EIS and SEIS tax investment schemes?

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As legal adviser to a number of investment funds and small to medium-sized businesses, we are often asked at Harper James Solicitors which UK government schemes offer the most tax-effective ways to ..

Tagged: Investment EIS SEIS Tax Investors


EIS investment is more generous than ever for UK tax payers from 6th April

2 years


From the 6th April EIS investing is even more generous for UK tax payers, as changes from the 2017 autumn budget come into effect. As we reported back in November, the Chancellor wishes to encourage..

Tagged: EIS SEIS TAX RELIEF INVESTMENT


P2P investing? Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket

P2P investing? Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket

2 years


Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Analysis from firm 4th Way earlier this week found that the odds of losing money in a severe recession were up to 10 times higher if you lent to just one bo..

Tagged: p2p investing risk management IFISA tax efficiently


Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS): bigger and better in 2018

Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS): bigger and better in 2018

2 years


November 2017: well how exciting. Expectations were that the Chancellor and HMRC would see the money flowing into EIS and VCTs as a sum of cash worth grabbing and would change the tax treatment acco..

Tagged: Enterprise Investment Scheme EIS Autumn budget Investment investors investing tax relief


Hey Mr Cameron, How About Investing Into UK Companies?

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I’m sure you are all aware of Mr Cameron’s recent tax affairs which are all over the news as it has been very hard to avoid. I wanted to give some different views on the situation and al..

Tagged: David Cameron Prime Minister Investment SEIS EIS Tax affairs Blairmore Holdings


The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme – Could More Investors be Reaping the Rewards?

5 years


As founder and CEO of the UK’s first debt and equity crowd funding aggregator, Sacha Bright spends a lot of time talking to investors and start-up companies about the relative risks and reward..

Tagged: seis capital gains tax investment crowdfunding finance equity


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