Advice on community share offers

A new online tool aims to help groups successfully navigate their way to a community share launch, from just an initial idea or on the verge of issuing an offer. Produced by the Community Shares Unit with Community Shares Scotland, the tool will generate a bespoke report that highlights key areas of action. See Community Shares Step by Step.

The Community Shares Unit has also published a briefing note on the implications of rule changes to the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme tax reliefs announced as part of the Summer Finance Bill. These are often utilised by community share offers. Community Shares Unit Briefing Note ‘EIS and SEIS rule changes: How the Finance Bill may affect societies issuing community shares‘ on pdf, 501KB.