Employee Share Incentives

Share based incentives for employees are a valuable tool to incentivise and retain key employees. Our tax expert can help through the whole process of providing tax approved share schemes to key employees:
  • Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI)
  • Employee Shareholder Status (ESS)
  • Share Incentive Plans (SIP)
  • Company Share Option Plan (CSOP)
  • Save As You Earn  (SAYE)

We can help you decide what scheme is best for you, assist in the design process and advice on all aspects including share valuation, corporate tax implications and employment and capital gains tax treatment for the scheme you decide to implement. We can also deal with all HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) clearances and reporting requirements on an ongoing basis.

Other arrangements such as “future growth shares” and restricted share arrangements can also be considered if appropriate.

If you already have a scheme in place, we can provide a “share scheme doctor” service which will review your existing arrangements to make sure they are fit for purpose and as necessary update your existing schemes.

We can also just assist with the ongoing requirements of schemes including helping agree share valuations with HMRC, ongoing compliance with HMRC returns and online self-certification with HMRC of existing share plans.

To find out more,  contact us