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Government reinforces commitment to UK entrepreneurs

By Oxford Capital September 26, 2022
“We want this country to be an entrepreneurial, share-owning democracy. The Enterprise Investment Scheme and Venture Capital Trusts, we will extend beyond 2025. Crucial steps on the road to making this a nation of entrepreneurs.” Kwasi Kwateng, Chancellor of the Exchequer. Some welcome news for the EIS industry in last week’s “mini-budget” when the Chancellor…
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Meet the Oxford Capital team – Lucia Gunn, Director, Finance & Operations

By Oxford Capital September 26, 2022
1. What’s a typical day like for you at Oxford Capital? Every day is different; there are annual events to manage such as financial and fund accounts, which are externally audited, budget setting with three year forecasts, policy reviews and of course planning the Christmas party. Biannually I chair the Valuations Committee which examines the…
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Are EIS Investments Tax-Free?

By Mark Bower-Easton September 5, 2022
EIS investments are high risk. You are investing in early-stage tech-focused businesses, and as such, you need to be comfortable with the level of risk and the lack of liquidity for approximately 5-7 years. However, for those that are comfortable with the risk, HMRC provides some very attractive tax relief benefits, including: 30% income tax…
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How to start Growth EIS Investments successfully

By Mark Bower-Easton August 18, 2022
If you are considering making an EIS investment, it is important that you decide from an informed position. Below are some of the key considerations to take into account to kick start your EIS investing journey: How Does The EIS Work For Investors? In order to benefit from an EIS investment, an investor must be…
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Meet the Oxford Capital team – Nick Sudlow, Analyst, Investor Relations

By Oxford Capital July 18, 2022
1. What’s a typical day like for you at Oxford Capital? A typical day can be quite varied depending on what activities are taking place within the company, for example if we are closing a funding round, but my primary role is to be the first port of call for our investors. This means answering…
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What are the rules of EIS investments?

By Mark Bower-Easton July 4, 2022
The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is designed to encourage private investment into growing British companies, by offering attractive tax reliefs. It is one of the UK Government’s flagship policies for supporting British enterprise, stimulating approximately £1bn of private investment each year. For anyone considering investing in to the EIS scheme, there are a number of…
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Meet the Oxford Capital team – Sarah Wakefield, Business Development Manager

By Oxford Capital June 23, 2022
1. What’s a typical day like for you at Oxford Capital? That is a tricky question because no day is typical! My day consists of discussions with financial advisers on the various uses of EIS, the technicalities and particular cases where EIS is being considered. We are a really close team at Oxford Capital so…
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SPOKE secures £5m for further international growth

By Oxford Capital June 13, 2022
Investing in team, technology and marketing across expanding international footprint Largest Seedrs crowdfunding campaign so far of 2022  Strong trading momentum across all markets US growing at over 100% pa SPOKE, the custom-made on demand menswear brand, announces the completion of a £5m crowd-funding round on the Seedrs platform to build on current strong momentum…
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Meet the Oxford Capital team – Richard Roberts, Director, Investor Relations

By Oxford Capital May 23, 2022
1. What’s a typical day like for you at Oxford Capital? It generally splits into two parts – the first is meeting new or existing investors to introduce them to Oxford Capital or discuss the progress of their investments; the second is more internally focused with meetings to oversee the management of the firm. 2….
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The Future of Fintech: Why You Should Invest in Financial Technology

By David Mott May 20, 2022
The growth of fintech companies and the technology these companies have developed has been significant in recent years.  It’s a sector which has played an important role in growing the UK economy and this month the CBI has unveiled a major new campaign to entice more businesses to use fintech to fuel growth, it believes…
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