Official figures released by Government on 29 July 2015 show that small businesses raised £1.46 billion through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) in 2013/14, the highest ever annual amount through the scheme,
This is a 41% increase on 2012/13 when £1.03 billion was provided by investors.
The previous record was set in 2000/01 when £1.07 billion was raised through the EIS.
HMRC data shows that 2,710 small companies raised funds through EIS in 2013/14, up 10% from 2,465 firms in 2012/13. Read more >