The new data for SEIS and EIS 2021-2022 has now been released by HMRC.
A total of nearly £30 billion has now been invested into more than 53,000 companies since the schemes were created.
Enterprise Investment Scheme
HMRC found record levels of investment through the schemes with 4,480 companies raising a total of £2,305 million of funds under the EIS scheme. This is the highest number of companies and total amount raised since the scheme was introduced. Funding has increased by 39% from 2020 to 2021, the previous year, when 3,765 companies raised £1,662 million.
Investment in 2021 to 2022 saw a significant rebound post–pandemic to a level higher than we saw prior to the downturn during the height of the Covid–19 pandemic in 2020 to 2021. Around £584 million of investment was raised by 1,755 new EIS companies in 2021 to 2022.
Companies registered in London and the South East accounted for the largest proportion of investment, raising £1,489 million (65% of all EIS investment) in 2021 to 2022. However, the greatest increase in investment was in the South West which saw an 87% increase in the amount of investment through the SEIS and EIS compared to the previous year.
Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme
In 2021 to 2022, 2,270 companies raised a total of £205 million of funds under the SEIS scheme. Funding in 2,270 is at the highest level since the scheme was introduced and has increased by 16% from 2020 to 2021 when 2,105 companies raised £176 million.
Around 1,815 of the companies were raising funds under the SEIS scheme for the first time in 2021 to 2022, representing £179 million of investment.
In 2021 to 2022, companies from the Information and Communication sector accounted for £83 million (40% of all SEIS investment).
Companies registered in London and the South East accounted for the largest proportion of investment, raising £137 million (67% of SEIS investment) in 2021 to 2022.
Full release by HMRC may be found here.