Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”) is a Government scheme that provides a range of tax reliefs for investors who subscribe for qualifying shares in qualifying companies.

EIS is designed for companies to raise money to help grow their business. It does this by offering tax reliefs to individual investors who buy new shares in their company.

Under EIS, a company can raise up to £5 million each year, and a maximum of £12 million in the company’s lifetime. This also includes amounts received from other venture capital schemes. Your company must receive investment under a venture capital scheme within 7 years of the first commercial sale.

You will benefit from...

Early Stage Investments

Gain access to investments in early-stage companies.

Income Tax Relief

30% income tax relief can be claimed, provided the investment is held for a minimum of three years.

Inheritance Tax Relief

Potential for 100% relief on inheritance tax (available after you’ve held the investment for two years and provided shares are still held at time of your death).

Capital Gain Defferal

The opportunity to defer a capital gain and eliminate it entirely if your EIS shares are still held at death.


We offer a range of personalised services to allow you to invest across a range of products including shares, investment trusts, unit trusts, corporate and government bonds.

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