Autumn Budget 2017 – EIS investment limits doubled for knowledge intensive-companies

Posted: November 23, 2017

It was announced in the Autumn Budget on 22 November 2017 that the annual allowance for people investing in knowledge-intensive companies through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) will double.

The annual limit for individuals investing in knowledge-intensive companies under the EIS will be increased to £2 million on the condition that anything above £1 million is invested in knowledge-intensive companies. In respect of the amount of tax-advantaged investments a knowledge-intensive company may receive, the annual EIS will be increased to £10 million.

For EIS, the proposal is for the above changes to apply to shares issued on or after 6 April 2018.

Giao Pacey, Partner, Simkins LLP

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