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.

A guide to tax-efficient benefits

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 | By Robert Crawford

What tax efficiencies does each benefit attract?

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How to boost share plan take-up

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 | By Georgina Fuller

There are a number of steps employers can take.

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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.

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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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Delivering the right customer share scheme experience

Wed, 19 Nov 2014

Key to boosting engagement with share plans.

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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.

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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.

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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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