Share schemes

Share Schemes

Employers can design their own employee share schemes, but most use of favourable tax treatment available through the four HM Revenue & Customs-approved schemes: sharesave (SAYE), share incentive plan (Sip), company share option plan (Csop) and enterprise management incentive (EMI). Executive share option plans (including long term incentives – Ltips) are used for very senior employees.


Half of staff attitudes would change if offered share plans

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 | By Louise Fordham

Equiniti research: Boosting loyalty.

Share schemes

Tribunal rules on valuation of restricted shares

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

For shares issued through share incentive plan.


PB Design launches employee ownership trust

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 | By Louise Fordham

To reinforce link between engagement and reward.

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BT staff to receive £265m through share schemes

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

23,000 staff to benefit from sharesave plans.


Reward Gateway to share £6.5m among staff

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 | By Louise Fordham

Following new ownership deal. 

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Buyer's guide to share incentive plans

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 | By James Dyble

Savings limits were increased from April 2014.


Top tips for engaging staff in share schemes

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 | By Louise Fordham

Continuous communications can drive engagement with schemes.


Taking a slice: the impact of tax changes on international employee share plans

Tue, 21 Jul 2015

Employers need to be aware that getting changes wrong could result in possible financial penalties.

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Royal Mail

Multi-channel strategy at Royal Mail wins hearts and minds

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 | By Louise Fordham

Offers two share schemes.

Case studies

Chris Mowatt, head of global stock & reward services at Barclays

How to use all employee share plans effectively video

Fri, 5 Sep 2014

This Summer School video is presented by Chris Mowatt, head of global stock & reward services, Barclays.


Malcolm Hurlston: Share schemes boost savings and productivity

Wed, 23 Sep 2015

Share plans should be combined with engagement.

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Ashley Price

Delivering the right customer share scheme experience

Wed, 19 Nov 2014

Key to boosting engagement with share plans.


Edenred posts financial results for the first half of 2014

Edenred UK Thu, 7 Aug 2014

Edenred has revealed that issue volume is up 12.3 per cent like for like to €8.3bn.

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Jill Evans: How important are share plans to employees?

Fri, 1 Nov 2013 | By Jill Evans

Today, millions of employees take part in a variety of share plans.


Employee gains from sharesave schemes more than double

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Pinsent Masons research: Up from £360 million to £870 million.


Employee share plans boost motivation and loyalty

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 | By Marianne Calnan

Computershare research: 46% said plan made them likely to recommend their employer.

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