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Finance Bill 2020

The first draft of the Finance Bill 2020 was published today, on 19 March 2020. As anticipated, it contains amendments to the legislation dealing with EIS approved funds as well as setting out the framework for the new EIS approved fund for investment in “knowledge intensive” companies, as announced in the Autumn Budget 2017 and as part of the government’s response to the Patient Capital Review.

SEIS, Employment Allowance and de minimis State aid

5 March 2020

The rules for Employment Allowance are changing from 6 April 2020.

HMRC new guidance on advance subscription agreements

6 January 2020

On 30th December 2019, HMRC added new guidance to the Venture Capital Reliefs Manuals in relation to Advance Subscription Agreements (“ASAs”) in relation to the SEIS and the EIS.

Venture Capital Trusts – HMRC Statistics at December 2019

16 December 2019

HMRC have published their latest statistics about the number and amount of funds raised by Venture Capital Trusts, along with the number of investors and amounts invested.

HMRC revise guidance and state that a failure to disclose the involvement of an intermediary will invalidate any assurance given

6 December 2019

HMRC have been updating their Venture Capital Relief Manual over the course of the Autumn/Winter and we spotted a revision yesterday at VCM60130 that states “Failure to disclose the involvement of an intermediary will invalidate any assurance given”. ‘Intermediary’ isn’t a defined term, but when reading the paragraphs above an intermediary would seem to include a fund manager or other business promoter or crowdfunding platform, rather than a legal advisor.

HMRC revise Venture Capital Schemes guidance for advance assurance service

9 October 2019

HMRC are publishing revised advance assurance guidance for the Venture Capital Schemes. The guidance will be contained in VCM60000+ and introduces a Checklist which must be completed and submitted alongside any advance assurance requests to the Venture Capital Reliefs Team.

EIS, SEIS and SITR Statistics: May 2018

4 June 2018

HM Revenue & Customs have published the latest Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) statistics for the 2016-17 tax year.

Finance (No.2) Bill 2017-19 – Royal Assent

16 March 2018

Royal Assent of the Finance (No.2) Bill 2017-19 was given on 15th March 2018.

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