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Enterprise Investment Association (EISA)

Enterprise Investment Association (EISA)

Supporting, engaging and empowering UK investors and small businesses

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy. That’s why we believe the role of the Enterprise Investment Scheme in facilitating investment from private individuals to small businesses is so important – and why EISA and its members are dedicated to supporting UK Government, businesses and investors in ensuring the Scheme continues to deliver growth to the economy.

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) is the trade body for both the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme(SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) in the UK.  EISA supports and promotes policies and initiatives that facilitate the smooth flow of risk equity capital from private individuals to smaller companies thereby benefitting the UK economy. This is achieved through;

  • Protecting the interests of our members so they can continue to operate in an environment that is conducive to the growth and support of SEIS/EIS in alignment with HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs
  • Promoting and raising awareness of SEIS/EIS to small businesses and financial advisers as well as to MPs, the media and the general public.
  • Positioning SEIS/EIS as a trusted source of funding.  We seek to demonstrate the impact and value that SEIS/EIS funding continues to have acting as a significant contributor to UK economic growth and job creation.

SEIS/EIS uses tax reliefs to incentivise private investors who recognise that significant returns are achievable if they are willing to risk their funds by investing in early stage businesses. Early stage businesses often struggle to raise equity finance so EIS/SEIS has established itself as a trusted and crucial source of equity funding. The schemes therefore play an important role in facilitating the smooth flow of risk equity capital from private individuals to early stage businesses.

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