Balancing Risk & Reward

We surveyed UK founders, investors and advisors to quantify the potential impact of proposed changes to CGT and BADR.

Balancing Risk & Reward

We recently ran a survey on the proposed changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT), gathering data to allow a more informed approach to the discussion of these proposals, and their potential effects on the UK entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

We’ve now published the full results from this survey in a free report. Alongside them, we provide our thoughts on a potential solution to protect this vital part of the economy.

Given that UK startups and scaleups collectively employ over 3.5m people across 40,000 companies, the impact of these changes on the UK’s entrepreneurial ecosystem would be catastrophic. Combined with the effects of Brexit, the UK would risk losing its crown as the startup capital of Europe.

In this free report, you’ll find out:

  • The issues with proposals from the Office of Tax Simplification
  • The financial ramifications for a founder vs their employees
  • How the proposed changes to capital gains tax will impact UK startups in both the short and long term
  • The proportion of founders who would consider moving operations abroad
  • The proportion of jobs that would be under threat
  • The proportion of investors who would invest less in UK businesses

PLUS our recommendations on how capital gains tax and Business Asset Disposal Relief should be reformed

Here’s a sneak-peak inside

Capital would go abroad
What would happen to flows of capital if the changes come into effect?
The UK may lose its startup crown
The UK may lose its startup crown, and struggle to compete with Europe

If you work with high-growth, UK companies, you need Beauhurst.

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Sign up for a free demo and we’ll help you navigate the platform, allowing you to:

  • Search fast-growing companies and their funders
  • Explore every UK fundraising (even the 70% of rounds that are unannounced, and not included in this report)
  • Build targeted lists of key companies and contacts

Everything will be customised around your business and needs, so you explore can relevant data and get the most out of the platform.
Plus, you’ll get a customised report of your findings.