EIS Reform Is On The Cards

All major equity crowdfunding platforms use the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) to offer tax-efficient investment in UK startups. Encouraging and rewarding patient capital investment is one of the guiding principles of crowdfunding, and a business-friendly tax regime is part of that.

SyndicateRoom Closes EIS Fund - For Now

A debate at the Cambridge Union

SyndicateRoom has announced the closure of Fund Twenty8, with a total of £4.5 million invested, but we understand that a new fund is already in preparation, and will be available later this year.

FundTwenty8 is a unique offering in the world of early stage equity, as far as we know. We've seen it described as a fund without that uses technology to pick investment, but the truth is a lot more interesting than that, if you ask us.

EIS and VCT on a Downward Slide?

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) appears to be losing popularity with entrepreneurs, if the dramatic decline in firms making offers under the scheme is anything to go by

EIS and its sister scheme the Seed EIS (SEIS) are popular with startup investors because they offer tax breaks on profits and losses. But investment opportunities are thin on the ground in 2016-17. Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) appear to be affected, too, with investors being turned away.

Investing In British Film With EIS Tax Breaks

Kenneth Branagh as Henry V

Investing in films can be risky, but Stephen Evans, understands the risks better than most people How many people can you name who have 'stockbroker' and 'BAFTA Award Winner' on their resume?

Mr Evans made his first investment in film in the late eighties, when he backed Kenneth Branagh to make Shakespeare's Henry V. His latest project is a film about footballer George Best.