UK Government tax incentives for each stage of a business lifecycle

BusinessN2k podcast

Here in this BusinessN2K podcast we cover (at a canter!) the key tax incentives that are available to support entrepreneurs in building businesses from startup through to exit including:

  • What’s the best business vehicle – company, partnership or sole trader?
  • Why Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) could hold the key to your success in fundraising?
  • How to incentivise your employees tax efficently using an Enterprise Management Incentive share option scheme (EMI)?
  • How you could receive a third of your investment cash back via the UK’s SME R&D tax credit scheme?
  • How you could halve your corporation tax rate by electing into the Patent Box scheme?
  • How you could bag a 10% CGT rate on exit or even sell up tax free?

We’ll no doubt cover each of the above UK Government tax incentives in a separate podcast edition for each – but if you would like to learn more about the SEIS and EIS tax incentives then you can access our dedictated Get Funded! podcast.

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