Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme SEIS


Our Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme services


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What are the advantages of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme?

SEIS can offer excellent tax benefits to investors (e.g. 50% income tax relief & no CGT) in return for investment in start-up and small businesses. SEIS was designed to boost economic growth in the UK by promoting new enterprise and entrepreneurship.

SEIS tax reliefs
Investors who qualify for SEIS may benefit from:
  • 50% income tax relief on amount subscribed (up to a maximum annual investment of £100,000 for the 2018/2019 tax year. Option to carry back to previous tax year providing the £100,000 limit for that year has not been exceeded);

  • 100% inheritance tax relief after two years (provided the investment is held at the time of death);

  • 50% Capital Gains Tax exemption for chargeable gains reinvested (up to the maximum subscribed);

  • 100% tax free growth (provided income tax relief has been given and not withdrawn and disposal takes place after the end of the SEIS three year period);

  • Loss relief (a loss on shares disposed of can be set against an Investor’s income or capital gain to reduce tax); and

  • Business Investment Relief (no taxable remittance for foreign income or gains brought into the UK from offshore for qualifying investments for certain UK resident non-domiciled investors).

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SEIS Advance Assurance
We obtain your SEIS advance assurance.

Investor Documents
We help you write the investor documents.

SEIS Raising Finance
We can help you raise finance.

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Sapphire will obtain your SEIS advance assurance.

Obtaining HMRC advance assurance can be time consuming. We are here to help.

It is very important that any startup company wishing to obtain investment ensures it has obtained SEIS advance assurance from HMRC. Although it is not necessary to obtain this in order for an investor to invest in a company, the vast majority of investors will request that advance assurance is obtained before making an investment. We are here to ensure that your company will be investment ready.

HMRC Advance Assurance
Our services include the following:
  • We check your trade qualifies for SEIS.

  • We prepare the HMRC documents.

  • We make the HMRC application.

  • We answer all the HMRC questions.

  • We work with HMRC to get issues resolved.

  • We obtain your SEIS advance assurance.



Sapphire will write your investor documentation.

We have assisted numerous clients with their investor documents, write business plans and assist with the drafting of an information memorandum.

Investor Documents
Our services include the following:
  • We help you write the business plan.

  • We can draft your investor documents.

  • We can help you with your branding.

  • We can assist with the FCA disclosures.

  • We help you write the information memorandum.

  • We obtain your SEIS advance assurance.

Sapphire can help you raise finance.

We can assist your company to find investors and raise finance.

Raising finance
Our services include the following:
  • We make sure you are SEIS investment ready.

  • We help you find SEIS investors.

  • We help you answer investor questions.

  • We help you manage the SEIS investment.


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Our SEIS Services Pricing Summary.




  • Do-It-Yourself. For those who have the time and like doing things themselves
  • Letter to HMRC Template
  • Two Year Financial Forecasts Template
  • Free Business Plan eBook
  • Free Support
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  • We Do All The Work. A solution for those short of time and require professional help
  • Full HMRC SEIS Application
  • Two Year Financial Forecasts
  • HMRC Business Plan Support
  • Returning Customers get a 15% Discount
  • Free Support



  • Total SEIS & Investor Documentation Solution 
  • Everything in Silver, Plus:
  • Full Investor Documentation
  • Full Investor Financial Projections
  • Returning Customer get a 15% Discount
  • Free Support

Download our FREE eBook guide to SEIS.


Our FREE eBook guide will help you understand the SEIS process.

  • Which companies qualify as a Seed EIS.
  • Explanation of the tax benefits.
  • How to get HMRC advance assurance.
  • The steps involved in raising finance.

Our eBook will save you valuable time and expense in your quest to get your start up company approved by HMRC and more importantly, raising the finance.

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Read what some of our SEIS clients are saying about us...


"Finding experienced advice on the SEIS process was proving very thin on the ground. Sapphire, however, immediately understood our requirements, the time constraints we were bound by and enabled us to get underway straight away. Their service has been excellent and I have no problem recommending them highly."

Guy Bucknall CEO, Gymik Limited

Guy Bucknall
"Working with Sapphire Capital was a most valuable experience. We did not simply get the best financial advice; we got insightful mentorship as well, which for a startup is better than gold."

George Zarkadakis Entrepreneur

George Zarkadakis
"Sapphire demystified the whole process of applying for SEIS/EIS advance assurance, were incredibly responsive to any requests we had, and provided a first class service that I have been able to heartily recommend to other technology startups that I work with."

Ronan Cunningham BrainWaveBank Limited

Ronan Cunningham
"Sapphire Capital knows the EIS and SEIS investment market. I value their personal service and professionalism. I would highly recommend them."

Peter Burnside Managing Partner, BDO

Peter Burnside

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