Investors are generally familiar with the tax advantages of ISAs and pensions. However, many are unaware of a number of government schemes available to encourage investment into small businesses. In this section, we explore the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Business Relief (BR).

These schemes can often result in valuable tax breaks for investors, meaning they may have a place in your investment portfolio, but they are only suitable for experienced investors who can accept significant amounts of risk, and will depend on your individual circumstances. We recommend that you seek advice from a qualified financial and tax advisor before investing.