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.

Deloitte

Quarter of companies offered free shares to staff around IPO

Fri, 4 Apr 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Deloitte research: 70% disclosed it pre-IPO.

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Limit changes put share schemes in the spotlight

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

BT and BSkyB staff have seen big payouts.

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Expat share scheme tax changes to be postponed download

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

These will now take effect from April 2015.

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Employers to increase share plan savings limits

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

EXCLUSIVE: Employers plan to raise monthly savings limits from 6 April.

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1,500 BSkyB staff receive sharesave payout

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

EXCLUSIVE: Two plans matured in January.

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Share incentive plans

Buyer's guide to share incentive plans

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 | By Georgina Fuller

Share incentive plans continue to gain popularity.

What the new share scheme savings limits mean for employers

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 | By Robert Crawford

New limits come into effect from April 2014.

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A quick guide to employee benefits tax

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Tax-efficient benefits can save both employees and employers money.

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Asda gives staff clear communication about share schemes

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Take-up of sharesave scheme increases year-on-year.

Case studies

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VIDEO: Kevin O'Boyle: BT targets benefits communication video

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

BT Group has high share plan and pensions take up.

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VIDEO: Kevin O'Boyle: BT targets benefits communication video

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

BT Group has high share plan and pensions take up.

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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.

Deloitte

Quarter of companies offered free shares to staff around IPO

Fri, 4 Apr 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Deloitte research: 70% disclosed it pre-IPO.

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27% of benefits professionals are share scheme members

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

EXCLUSIVE: 46% participate in sharesave.

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