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.


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.

A guide to tax-efficient benefits

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 | By Robert Crawford

What tax efficiencies does each benefit attract?

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Asda staff

Asda boosts sharesave take-up

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 | By Georgina Fuller

Research with staff was key.

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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.


Nicholas Stretch: All change for UK tax of expat employee share awards

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 | By Robert Crawford

From 6 April, taxation on share option gains will change.

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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.

Jill Evans YBS

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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