Senior Partner and head of Corporate and Commercial, James Partridge, speaks to Real Business and gives his comments on angel investment.
James explains that investing funds into fledgling companies could perk up returns for investors at a time when conventional investments are looking tired. But those investing must remember to mitigate the higher risk of losses by diversifying, perhaps by joining an angels’ syndicate.
James says, “The government provides tax incentives, including the Enterprise Investment Scheme and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, which, if the investor and the company receiving the investment comply, give income tax relief (30% and 50% respectively) on the investment and exemption from capital gains tax. In addition, entrepreneurs’ relief rules have just been relaxed, making it available to angel investors.
The full article is avaliable to read online, first published by Real Business in April 2016: Britain can soon expect a wave of capital from angel investors