SEIS Investment Injects £82m Into Start-Ups

Start Up_TaxAgility Accountants LondonThe SEIS (Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme), put forward by Chancellor George Osborne in 2011 and formally launched in April 2012, is designed to help small, early-stage or start up companies raise equity finance by encouraging individual investors with the prospect of receiving 50% of their investment back as income tax relief.

In the eighteen months since its introduction, over 1,100 companies across the UK have raised over £82 million in funding through SEIS investment, with the average amount of investment being raised currently at £72,000, according to HMRC.
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