Giving Shares to Employees

Newsletter issue - July 2010

There are a number of approved share schemes that a company can use to provide its employees with shares in the company they work for, or options to buy those shares at a favourable price. The scheme designed for small companies to use is the Enterprise Management Investment scheme (EMI).

If the company chooses not to use one of the approved share or share option schemes and issues shares or options to its employees, there can be some very serious tax consequences, such as:

If you want to provide your employees with shares please talk to us about what you want to achieve, so we can advise on how to do it the most tax efficient manner.

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