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SEIS Has A Sting In The Tail For Plan Bee

Plan Bee found their plan A came together when they set out to raise £130,000 through the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). Plan Bee is a fresh start business managing bee-keeping for businesses keen to promote their green credentials. The firm looks after 50 hives leased to businesses in and around Glasgow. The aim is

Too Few Investors Know About SEIS

British entrepreneurs and investors are showing a startling lack of knowledge about two schemes designed to give them tax breaks and boost investment in start-up firms. Both the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and have been created by the government to encourage funding for new firms. By doing so,

SEIS tax pitfalls and time limits

Tax relief from HM Revenue and Customs is often a moveable feast – and the new Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme is tied up with some pitfalls and restrictions for investors. Providing anyone putting their cash in to a SEIS understands how the scheme works, that’s not a problem, so here is a closer look at

SEIS: the vital statistics

Starting with the most important, the total tax benefit available to SEIS investors may be 78% relief in the 2012/2013 tax year. This is on the basis that the investment itself attracts 50% income tax relief. The really eye popping point to note here is that the 50% exemption applies regardless of whether the investor

Budget 2012 may mean business, but don’t expect changes

Businesses are telling Chancellor George Osborne that the banks are not doing enough to help them and he needs to switch on the money tap to supply a regular flow of cash for investment in Budget 2012. Osborne wants to help and realises that future prosperity relies on nurturing small business, who generate a significant