Tax Incentives for Startups and SMEs (Webinar for World IP Day)

An awareness session on some current government tax reliefs that are available throughout the lifecycle of an ambitious growing UK company

15 days ago   •   1 min read

By Steve Livingston

Here is an excerpt from a webinar that I participated in for World IP Day on 26 April 2021.

In this (short) session I cover some key tax incentives for UK start-ups and SMEs.


This was really just an awareness session on some current government tax reliefs that are available throughout the lifecycle of an ambitious growing UK company.

Tax reliefs covered in this session include a high-level overview of:

  • SEIS
  • EIS
  • R&D Tax Credits
  • Patent Box
  • EMI share options
  • 130% super deduction on equipment
  • Entrepreneur's Relief

Definitely not an exhaustive list of tax incentives (it is all I had time for!) and not financial/tax advice. You shouldn't need to play the video on double-speed either, as I had to condense my 15-min slot into around 8 mins, and so I rattle through the content!

It was a useful overall webinar for entrepreneurs and founders of IP-rich companies and you can access the full webinar here.

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