SEED Enterprise Investment Scheme

SEED Enterprise Investment Scheme

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) was introduced by the government in 1994 to encourage private investment in smaller higher-risk trading companies by offering a range of tax reliefs to investors who purchase new shares in those companies.

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) was introduced by the government in 2012 to encourage private investment in small and early stage start-up companies and offers tax benefits including 50% Capital Gains Tax relief and 50% Income Tax relief on up to £100,000 p.a. investment.

A working example of the benefits:

If you have £150,000 of income and a capital gain of £100,000 you would be liable to pay the following tax:

Income Tax (IT) £50,000
Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on £100,000 @ 28% £28,000

If an investment of £100,000 is made in to SEIS shares the position would be:

IT on £150,000 £50,000
IT relief on £100,000 @ 50% (£50,000)
CGT on £100,000 @ 28%£28,000
CGT relief on £100,000 @ 50%(£14,000)

= Total IT and CGT reduction of £64,000

(This example is for illustrative purposes and is not a forecast.)

Our portfolio of SEIS opportunities is unique.

As a shareholder in the SEIS qualifying company you will benefit from:


Being in a priority position to be paid from any income received by the company up to a return of 120% of your investment and, if a film production company, a continuing share of the income thereafter.


The value of pre-sale contracts and tax credits if appropriate within the SEIS company providing added security.

Your name in lights!

Opportunities to visit the film sets, invites to events, premieres and VIP screenings, plus your name in the film credits.

Current SEIS projects:

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Previous SEIS projects:

In order to qualify for SEIS, a company must:


have fewer than 25 employees


have no more than £200,000 in gross assets


not have had any investment from a Venture Capital Trust (VCT) or issued any shares in respect of which it has submitted an EIS compliance statement


Any trade being carried on by the company at the date of issue of the relevant shares, must be less than 2 years old at that date.*


the company must not have carried on any other trade before it started to carry on the new trade


not receive more than £150,000 in total under the scheme.

* That condition applies whether the trade was first begun by the company, or whether it was first begun by another person who then transferred it to the company. (Please note: the company need not have started trading when it issues the shares)

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