Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

What does it do?

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) offers great tax efficient benefits to investors in return for investment in small and early stage startup businesses in the UK.

SEIS was designed to boost economic growth in the UK by promoting new enterprise and entrepreneurship.

The scheme was introduced in the Chancellor George Osborne’s 2011 Autumn Statement which heralded a big shake up of tax incentives for investors, with the Enterprise Investment Schemes and Venture Capital Trusts also being revamped.

This website outlines the opportunities the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme creates for investors and for start-up businesses looking to source finance.

What will the benefits be for me?
Tax relief on investment
Relief is available at 50% of the cost of the shares, on a maximum annual investment of £100,000. The relief is given by way of a reduction of tax liability, providing there is sufficient tax liability against which to set it. A claim to relief can be made up to 5 years after the 31 January following the tax year in which the investment was made.
To attract investment, the company must have less than 25 employees, no more than £200,000 in gross assets and have been trading for less than 2 years. It can attract up to £150,000 in investment.
See the website for full details.
How do I access the service?

Via the website.

How much will it cost

Free of charge

Contact Details
Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme