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Why Has The UK Fallen Behind In Its Coronavirus Support For Business?

Why Has The UK Fallen Behind In Its Coronavirus Support For Business?

Posted 20 days ago


In the last few days, it has been reported that more than one million people have been overlooked in government schemes that were designed to help them during the coronavirus pandemic.  But wh..

Tagged: Coronavirus Business EIS SEIS Investment Entrepreneur SME


Will The Future Fund Really Help UK Start-ups?

Will The Future Fund Really Help UK Start-ups?

Posted 20 days ago


Much excitement has been generated around the Future Fund, with many in the startup community praising its current performance. But to what extent will this new scheme help startups?  Providin..

Tagged: Coronavirus SME Future Fund EIS SEIS Startups Business Entrepreneur


EU State Aid Rules Are Holding Government Back From Supporting Small Business

EU State Aid Rules Are Holding Government Back From Supporting Small Business

Posted 1 months ago


NextFin is calling on the EU to suspend State aid rules on the Enterprise Investment Scheme to allow increased investment in small businesses struggling to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cu..

Tagged: Covid-19 EIS SEIS Start-ups


Raising Finance: Comparing Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Equity Crowdfunding

Raising Finance: Comparing Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Equity Crowdfunding

Posted 2 months ago


Trying to find the best source of funding for your business can prove to be a difficult task and has traditionally been one of the most difficult parts of getting an idea off the ground. As a sector..

Tagged: Equity Crowdfunding Venture Capital Angel Investment EIS SEIS Start-ups


Government Could Expand Future Fund To Include EIS Tax Relief

Government Could Expand Future Fund To Include EIS Tax Relief

Posted 2 months ago


It is being reported that the government’s support package for startups could be amended to incentivise private investors to invest in small businesses alongside the government with the prospe..

Tagged: News EIS SEIS Future Fund Covid-19


What Grants Are On Offer For Small Businesses Seeking Funding?

What Grants Are On Offer For Small Businesses Seeking Funding?

Posted 2 months ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy Securing grants for your business or start-up is a challenge - but there is help available. To help you make the best choice, NextFin has compiled a list ..

Tagged: News Covid-19 SEIS Grants


Government Announces £1.25bn Package to Support Start-Ups

Government Announces £1.25bn Package to Support Start-Ups

Posted 3 months ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy The government has announced £1.25bn worth of funds to help support start-ups that are not eligible for the current coronavirus economic relief sche..

Tagged: News EIS SEIS CBILS


Mobilising Private Investor’s Assets To Fund Small Businesses

Mobilising Private Investor’s Assets To Fund Small Businesses

Posted 3 months ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy Now, along with the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA), and the P2P industry, we are calling on the government to embrace new proposals to co..

Tagged: News EIS SEIS P2P


Calls For Greater Transparency On Performance of Coronavirus Economic Support Schemes

Calls For Greater Transparency On Performance of Coronavirus Economic Support Schemes

Posted 3 months ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy The Labour Party has called for what it calls “much greater transparency” on the implementation of and effectiveness of the government’s..

Tagged: News P2P EIS SEIS


Is Coronavirus Having An Impact on Equity Crowdfunding?

Is Coronavirus Having An Impact on Equity Crowdfunding?

Posted 3 months ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy  Given the unprecedented economic impacts of Coronavirus, we at NextFin would like to provide our customers and partners with an update on how the eq..

Tagged: News EIS SEIS Equity Crowdfunding Seedrs


What Is Equity Crowdfunding? - NextFin’s Guide

What Is Equity Crowdfunding? - NextFin’s Guide

Posted 3 months ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy  For companies that need to raise capital, there are a number of options they can choose from. Whether it be investing personal capital, securing a l..

Tagged: Entrepreneurs Tax EIS SEIS Seedrs


Lobbyists Call For Funding Package To Protect Start-Ups

Lobbyists Call For Funding Package To Protect Start-Ups

Posted 3 months ago


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


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

Posted 3 months ago


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

Posted 3 months ago


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


What are EIS and SEIS tax investment schemes?

What are EIS and SEIS tax investment schemes?

Posted 5 months ago


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


How Boris’ manifesto affects start-ups

How Boris’ manifesto affects start-ups

Posted 7 months ago


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


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

Posted 2 years ago


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


Hey Mr Cameron, How About Investing Into UK Companies?

Posted 4 years ago


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


How does the budget affect alternative finance? Business Agent looks at the 'lifetime ISA', CGT and the increase in stamp duty surcharge.

Posted 4 years ago


One thing that really sparked our interest was the new ‘Lifetime ISA’. Individuals under 40 can now save up to £4000 a year into the new ISA until they reach 50. For every £4..

Tagged: ISA CGT Budget alternative finance crowdfunding SEIS EIS


Crowdfunding EIS and SEIS investments - In praise of diversity across sectors and geography

Posted 5 years ago


How to build an enterprise investment scheme and portfolio using equity crowdfunding Having recently discussed some of the advantages of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, I was interested to ..

Tagged: SEIS EIS equity crowdfunding investments


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

Posted 6 years ago


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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