This guide is here to help you navigate the fantastic opportunities presented by tax-efficient investments within the UK
There are over 6 million business in the UK classed as SME’s (Small and Medium sized Enterprises). These businesses generate over £2.2 trillion for the UK economy and are considered the heart of the UK’s service based economy.
SME’s consist of manufacturers, producers, technology platforms, biotech, fintech, remote business solutions and many more. Some of them would never have gotten off the ground without the support of investor capital – backed up by the benefits of the UK’s renowned Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCT).
Such tax schemes were set up and encouraged by the UK government to help companies attract investment for what is typically a risky venture, by providing significant and effective tax breaks and advantages to individual investors.
Allen & Atherton have built this comprehensive guide to help you better understand EIS, SEIS and VCT Investments and how they can benefit you from a tax planning perspective. These tax-efficient investments can lead to significant cash-back from HMRC and major benefits such as loss-relief, tax-free growth, capital gains deferral and IHT relief.