Employee shareholder status (ESS) shareholders hate corporate restructuring!

Background ESS was an arrangement under which employees entered into agreements to vary their employment rights in consideration for the receipt…

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Take care when mixing EIS with EMI

EMI schemes Incentivising key employees by giving them an equity interest in the company not only makes sense from a motivational…

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They think it’s all over ….

… well it is now (possibly). This week the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Murray Group Holdings tax…

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Hefty penalties for failure to report employment-related securities schemes

The issue Most people are familiar with the two major tax reporting deadlines: For individuals – the 31 January following the…

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EMI scheme trap for the unwary

EMI Schemes Enterprise Management Incentives (‘EMI’) are a very tax efficient way of rewarding key employees with equity based rewards.  Under…

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New tax rules affecting users of EBT schemes

Tucked away in the March Budget were two significant changes affecting users of Employee Benefits Trusts (EBT) schemes.   New tax charge…

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EMI options – not just for anticipated exits

It is widely recognised that improvements to the EMI scheme legislation in recent years means that they are an attractive and…

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Don’t be put off by Employee Shareholder Status (ESS) ‘disadvantages’

ESS has now been running for a few years and it is probably fair to say that it has been a…

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Autumn Statement 2015

There was much negative speculation about today’s Autumn Statement. This was fed in part by the fairly dramatic budget in July…

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Tax and the VW car emissions scandal

By now everyone has heard how VW has ‘totally screwed up’ by rigging emissions tests on diesel vehicles. This has caused…

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