EIS News

Pension Crowd Discovers EIS and SEIS

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Equity crowdfunders have known for a long time the value of the government-backed Enterprise and Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS and SEIS).Now, following recent changes made by the Chalncellor of the Exchequer, early stage companies may find they can attract funding from wealthy individuals saving towards their retirement.

Enterprise Investment Scheme and Brexit

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Lord Flight, the Chair of the EIS Association, claimed today that EU state aid policy has been used to damage the UK's Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), and has 'reduced risk capital for SMEs.' He made the claim in a post on Conservative Home this morning, in which he argued that most of the City favoured leaving Europe, and would benefit from a 'Leave' vote.

His comments are at odds with recent polls (like this poll and this poll) which show that the UK's startups - who benefit from the EIS and SEIS schemes - are overwhelmingly in favour of remaining in Europe. We look at the evidence.