Company share option plans

Company share option plans guidance:

UK tax-advantaged share options are granted under written arrangements which are required to comply with legislative requirements contained in Part 7 and the relevant...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides background reading on the main differences between the CSOP guidance in ESSUM and where it can now be found in ETASSUM. It...

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Companies in both the US and the UK have a long history of involving employees in equity ownership, and both countries have provided tax breaks and implemented other...

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Why do you need to obtain a CSOP valuation? A valuation of the shares granted under company share option plan (CSOP) options will often be required at different stages of...

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Capital gains tax—basic principles When a person disposes of an asset and makes a profit that is capital in nature, this has the potential to be a taxable capital gain....

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The requirements for a company share option plan (CSOP) rollover are complex. This note will examine: • what is a CSOP rollover? • the reasons for using a CSOP rollover •...

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If implemented and maintained correctly and in accordance with the company share option plan (CSOP) legislation, the income tax and National Insurance contributions...

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Company share option plans (CSOPs) are discretionary share option plans which can be operated on an all-employee basis but which are usually used on a selective basis. If...

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What is a rights issue? A rights issue is: • an offer of new shares or other securities • made to existing shareholders of a company or of a particular class of shares in...

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What is a demerger? A demerger is a form of corporate reconstruction. It normally involves the division of a trade (or trades) carried on by a company (or group of...

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As a flotation often reaps a higher valuation for the business than under a secondary buyout or trade sale, a flotation of the right business in the right market...

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The market value of shares granted under company share option plan (CSOP) options must be determined in order to ensure that: • the exercise price complies with the CSOP...

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While company share option plan (CSOP) options do not have to be subject to performance conditions, shareholders typically prefer and expect discretionary share options...

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This Practice Note covers the following topics: • the law governing company share option plans (CSOPs) self-certification, registration and filing requirements • the HMRC...

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Generally, the statutory provisions governing company share option plans (CSOPs) do not dictate when, or the circumstances in which, options may be or may become capable...

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Enterprise management incentives (EMI) schemes and company share option plans (CSOPs) are both tax advantageous discretionary share option schemes used widely in the UK....

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