The SEIS/EIS Playbook

A Plain English guide to help founders understand the SEIS and EIS application process.

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) are great ways to raise investment for early stage and scaling businesses. They give businesses access to capital so they can grow, while minimising risk and maximising tax efficiency for investors.

As with many government initiatives, the processes surrounding S/EIS can be difficult to understand. We have created this plain speaking guide to take you through the essentials of S/EIS, pointing to some helpful resources along to the way.

How does SEIS / EIS work? How do I obtain advance assurance? What forms do I need to submit to HMRC to apply for S/EIS? What do my investors need in order to claim their tax relief? Find out all of this and more via our free guide.

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