We were delighted to sponsor the recent EISA survey, researching Advisers’ opinions in light of the recent budget changes to EIS.

There were a range of notable findings from the survey, where Financial Advisers said they believe there will be a boost in the use of Enterprise Investment Schemes – although the government’s amendments may increase the investment risk. This is particularly interesting as according to this EISA Survey advisers consider the perception of risk the biggest barrier to investment.

Mark Brownridge, Director General of the EISA, said: “The rise in interest in EIS as a consequence of the budget is good news for many of the UK’s brightest companies. The industry has accepted the need to focus purely on supporting growth companies and this, coupled with the increase in allowances, will lead to billions of pounds of capital being injected into promising early-stage businesses in the decade ahead.”

Daniel Rodwell, Managing Director of GrowthInvest, also comments, “over the last two years we have seen increasing interest in EIS from financial advisers – those who are experienced in EIS and those wishing to integrate EIS products into their client offering for the first time. We welcome the clarification from HMRC and are encouraged to see such a positive message coming out of this piece of research. We hope that the next 12 months will see the start of a new era of EIS investing.”

To view the press release of the results, click here.

To view articles discussing the research, click here for Portfolio Adviser, and click here for What Investment.



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