David Lovell: Could the EIS market grow to a million investors?

250,000 in the UK earn £250,000-plus

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The EIS market may have proved a great success but it is still built around a surprisingly small number of investors. David Lovell argues it could - and indeed should - be many times larger

As the self-assessment deadline has just passed for several million UK taxpayers, there remains a lamentable level of coverage about the benefits of the government-endorsed Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) in the mainstream media. Consequently the tax advantages of EIS and Seed EIS investments are being enjoyed by just a small fraction of the UK investor population.  In this current environment of historically low interest rates, coupled with the recent changes to pension caps, it is a staggering statistic that there could be as few as 30,000 investors actively taking advantage of thes...

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