Share schemes—introduction and overview

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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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Entrepreneurs' relief is a capital gains tax (CGT) relief designed to encourage individuals to set up and expand their own businesses. Provided that the conditions are...

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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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What are discretions in employee share schemes? It is common to see contracts include powers for a party to determine a particular matter ‘in its absolute discretion’....

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Various income tax and national insurance contributions (NICs) charges can arise for an employee or director in relation to the acquisition, ownership or disposal of...

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The regime introduced in 2014 From 6 April 2014, obligations were imposed on companies to: • register their share schemes online with HMRC, by specified deadlines •...

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On 6 April 2017, the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations), SI 2017/172 came into force. Under the Regulations, SI 2017/172,...

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HMRC consists of specialist departments dealing with specific areas of employment related securities (ERS) and share schemes. The specific HMRC department to contact...

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Where an employee or director acquires, holds or disposes of shares or securities in connection with his or her employment, income tax on employment income can arise...

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What is share dilution? Share dilution happens when a company issues additional shares in itself. As a result the existing shareholders' ownership in the company is...

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This Practice Note provides an introduction to: • why companies have employee ownership models • the main types of share ownership models, and • issues to consider when...

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The stated purpose of National Insurance contributions (NICs) is to fund and enable eligibility for certain state benefits, such as the state pension, and other social...

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The stated purpose of National Insurance contributions (NICs) is to fund certain state benefits such as the State Pension, as well as other social security benefits such...

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The income tax charges associated with employment-related securities and securities options typically arise upon acquisition of securities, or because an amount of...

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The concept of ordinary share capital is important for UK tax purposes. This Practice Note sets out the key tax reliefs that require ordinary share capital (whether...

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Measurement and timing of fair values including outline of the Black Scholes model The accounting cost for an equity-settled share based payment (SBP) is normally...

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The purpose of this note is to outline the main areas where parallel options are typically of use, how they impact upon other share incentive arrangements, the acceptance...

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Pay as you earn (PAYE) is the mechanism by which income tax (and National Insurance contributions (NICs) and certain other statutory deductions) must be withheld and...

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Selection of the right share scheme is fundamental to ensure that the arrangement meets the company’s specific needs and objectives. Your responses to this questionnaire...

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Selecting the right share scheme is fundamental to ensuring that the arrangement meets the company’s specific needs and objectives. This note seeks to help identify a...

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The Share incentives glossary pulls together key definitions of share incentives terms and provides links to relevant resources. The glossary is continuously enhanced as...

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Share options are an enforceable right for an employee to acquire shares at a given price, subject to meeting pre-determined conditions. The share option contract between...

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In order to be eligible for the grant of share options under either of the following tax-advantaged employee share arrangements: • a company share option plan (CSOP), or...

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This note looks at the issues arising for companies trading on the AIM when designing and operating their employee and executive share schemes. It highlights the key...

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Private and unlisted companies face particular issues when implementing share schemes for their employees. Key points include the lack of a ready market for the shares,...

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This practice note seeks to summarise the main advantages and disadvantages of each of the following most commonly utilised share incentive arrangements: • enterprise...

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