Exeter Observer is running a community share offer to raise the investment we need to cover more of what matters and foster our city’s cultural and community life.
We want to build on the foundation of a comprehensive local public interest news service, expand our coverage and launch a regular print edition, publishing the independent journalism Exeter needs in the community-owned newspaper it deserves.
HMRC has given us advance assurance that our share offer is eligible for 50% tax relief under its Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, minimising risk by enabling investors to claim half their investment back while keeping all their shares. Capital gains tax and loss relief is available too.
We are also pursuing the possibility of becoming the UK’s first public interest journalism publisher to gain charitable status, blazing a trail which would confer a wide range of benefits and have a significant impact beyond revitalising Exeter’s public sphere.
We’re also hosting a series of informal events to share our plans and invite attendees to choose the coverage expansion options they’d most like to see. Register on our website to secure a place.
We hope to hear from you soon. Together we can deliver the independent journalism Exeter needs.