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Deferred Share Purchase Plan (DSPP)

A DSPP can help a company incentivise and engage those integral to nurturing growth.

About the Deferred Share Purchase Plan (DSPP)

A DSSP works by providing selected participants a more affordable way to acquire shares.

It is an excellent choice if a company is keen for those participating to take on a certain degree of risk, or as a method of offering tax favourable share awards to non-employee consultants and non-executive directors. The tax benefit arises after the acquisition price has been paid and the shares are subsequently disposed of, as any gains fall under the favourable CGT regime.

Individual performance conditions can be designed into the plan, helping to ensure rewards are only distributed when key corporate objective have been met.

Benefits of a Deferred Share Purchase Plan (DSPP)

The DSPP is one of the most flexible share schemes currently available, and the go-to choice when looking to incentivise NEDs.

Since its introduction, the RM2 team has helped numerous companies to:

  • Motivate participants to work beyond short-term goals
  • Reward participants on a tax-advantaged basis (Entrepreneurs’ Relief  available, provided the necessary conditions are met)
  • Promote long-term retention of key individuals
  • Encourage growth by linking awards to performance conditions
  • Attract top candidates to companies
  • Level of risk for participants creates an immediate personal guarantee

For more detailed information on the benefits and limitations of a DSPP, please download our fact sheet, or call 020 8949 5522 to speak with one of the team.

How we can help 

At RM2, we believe in taking a consultative approach to building share plans and finding out precisely what our clients are looking to achieve. This approach helps us to deliver a professional and effective service, helping clients meet their goals and plan for the future. Our highly experienced team are well positioned to guide your company through every stage of the share scheme process, including:

  • Strategic review
  • Plan design
  • Shareholder resolutions
  • Articles of association
  • Share valuations
  • Employee communications
  • Plan administration
  • Ongoing support

We have successfully designed, implemented and administered over 700 share plans across a range of sectors, so you can rest assured your plan will be in the best possible hands!

Contact: If you would like to find out more about how the Deferred Share Purchase Plan can help your business, why not call Kerrie Willis directly on 0208 949 5522, request a callback using the button located at the top of the page, download our fact sheet or send an email to enquiries@rm2.co.uk