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How the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) helps with tax relief

10th April 2013

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) can really help small unquoted companies because it allows them to raise capital by encouraging investment through a series of income tax and capital gains tax reliefs. The scheme is open to all companies and investors who meet the qualifying criteria, as set out here. Tax ...read more

Our budget views in blue: Income tax

22nd March 2012

Highest rate reduction to 45% (from 50%) from Apr 2013 for incomes over £150k. Highest dividend rate reduction to 37.5%   The 50% income tax rate was somewhat punitive and the amount of tax raised debateable so we welcome the slight reduction. The thinking is that more will be raised this way (higher declaration). However, we cannot understand amounting this ...read more