What is SEIS?

SEIS: Startup term I wish I understood but was afraid to ask! Here is a brief overview of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme from a company founder’s perspective. Armed with more knowledge about this fantastic UK tax incentive aimed at start ups and early stage growth companies, hopefully we can get more impetus behind this government … Read moreWhat is SEIS?

10 Benefits of an EMI Option Scheme for Your Business

I have just set up an Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) Option Scheme for a (very happy) client and I have a number of others to set up over the coming weeks. At a time when cash is tight, EMI option schemes are a cost effective and tax efficient way of incentivising key employees. Here are … Read more10 Benefits of an EMI Option Scheme for Your Business

10 tax tips for fast growth companies seminar

I am looking forward to co-hosting a seminar at lunch-time today on: 10 tax tips for fast growth companies The seminar is pitched at companies from startups through to more established companies as we walk them through the sorts of tax issues and opportunities they should consider as they seek to grow profitable companies. We … Read more10 tax tips for fast growth companies seminar

Pitching for Management – Manchester – 12 October 2011

Do you want to take your business onto its next stage of growth? Do you need to find some senior talent to help you do this? We are partnering with AngelNews for its latest Pitching for Management event in Manchester on 12th October. This will be the perfect event for exciting businesses to find senior … Read morePitching for Management – Manchester – 12 October 2011

Crowdcube: A useful funding option for UK startups and fast growth companies?

Crowdcube presents an interesting angle on an idea I’ve been pondering for a while: “How can we open the door for armchair investors to (partially) fill the funding gap suffered by UK startup businesses whilst providing a more interesting and varied investment opportunity compared to say traditional pension or ISA investment offerings?” Business angel investor … Read moreCrowdcube: A useful funding option for UK startups and fast growth companies?

National Insurance Contribution (NIC) Holiday Scheme for businesses – What’s it all about?

Yesterday saw the formal launch of the Regional National Insurance Contribution (NIC) holiday for businesses started between 22 June 2010 and 5 September 2013. This tax incentive announced in the June 2010 Emergency Budget allows for a 12 month break from paying employer’s national insurance contributions (currently 12.8% going up to 13.8% from 5 April 2011) on the … Read moreNational Insurance Contribution (NIC) Holiday Scheme for businesses – What’s it all about?

Techcelerate event – From Seed to Capital Growth – 29 June 2010

We will be hosting the next Techcelerate: ecosystem for UK tech start-ups event on funding advice, ideas and opportunities for tech & digital start ups at Horwath Clark Whitehill in Manchester – see more about us below: Keep an eye out here for updates on speakers etc. and also to sign up. Hope to see … Read moreTechcelerate event – From Seed to Capital Growth – 29 June 2010

Tax holiday for business start-ups in Ireland

Welcome news if you’re a start-up business in Ireland is that a tax holiday is now granted for the first 3 years of trading. This tax exemption is only available for start-ups that commenced trading on or after 1 January 2009. The only restriction is that the tax liability otherwise due for each year must … Read moreTax holiday for business start-ups in Ireland