Tax breaks favour Startups


Many of the financing tax breaks are only available to start-ups.

Tax breaks favour Startups

Many of the tax breaks designed to encourage investors to provide finance are only available to start-ups. Investments made through tax-efficient venture capital trusts, or via the enterprise investment scheme (EIS) are only accessible to companies for seven years after they make their first sale.

This seven-year itch is becoming a chronic problem for experienced entrepreneurs, who feel they are unfairly penalised for taking things slowly at first.