rhp is now an EOT! rhp is pleased to announce that we have become an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT), meaning that we are now wholly owned by all our employees. A strong collaborative culture has always been a key aspect of the way we run our...

We hope you enjoyed our Webinar on 7th October. There were lots of questions asked and in case you missed them here are the answers: 1. For staff who currently have shares or share options, they could be 'participators' and thereby excluded from being beneficiaries of...

There is a strong argument for issuing shares to employees or granting them share options during the current Covid-19 pandemic, as the value of shares may be relatively low. However, there are practical difficulties regarding share valuation to consider. For tax-advantaged share plans, the valuation methodology HMRC...

The RM2 Partnership Limited is an employee owned consultancy specialising in the design, implementation and administration of all types of employee share plan arrangements. Our clients include private companies and those listed on AIM or similar markets. We have a vacancy for a Share Plans Assistant to...

It goes without saying that 2020 will be a memorable year. A country in lockdown resulting in businesses feeling the effects for some time to come. The UK has entered into recession for the first time in 11 years. There is no doubt that there...

Rumours have been circulating in the UK press about an increase in capital gain tax rates in late 2020. We consider the implications of these rumours for EOTs (Employee Ownership Trusts) and the attractive capital gains tax relief presently available for business owners. What are the rumours? TheTimes reported...

The government has recognised the Share Incentive Plan (SIP) is an excellent starting point for employee ownership, with its almost unbelievable tax efficiency, huge flexibility and straightforward implementation. Key benefits of a SIP In summary, here are the key benefits of a SIP for a company looking to offer...

We are excited about the potential for Employee Ownership Trusts (EOT). We’ve completed 40 so far covering 5,700 employees and with an aggregate value of £500 million and we have many more in the pipeline. Despite the economic challenges posed by Covid-19, we...

There has been recent speculation in the press regarding possible changes to capital gains tax rates (CGT), which are far lower when compared with income tax rates, and the possible withdrawal of entrepreneurs’ relief (ER), which taxes qualifying gains to a CGT rate of 10%...

RM2 does the research for the Employee Ownership Top 50, a list of the largest 50 private employee-owned companies in the UK which has been prepared annually since 2014. RM2 publishes the list in a partnership with the Employee Ownership Association (EOA). Key findings: By tracking the...

The Upper Tribunal (“UT”) has allowed HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) to appeal against the decision of the First-tier Tribunal (“FTT”) Vermilion Holdings Ltd v HMRC [2019] UKFTT 230 (TC) (8 April 2019) that an option was not granted to a director by reason of...

To be a qualifying Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) option on exercise there are certain working time requirements that an EMI option holder must meet throughout and furloughing an employee technically constitutes a ‘disqualifying event’ such that from the moment the EMI option holder ceases to...

Companies that operate Share Incentive Plans (SIP) for employees will already know about the excellent tax benefits offered by this type of all employee share plan. Ultimately, a SIP can deliver a zero tax rate for participants, making it the most tax efficient share...

What makes a successful employee share plan? These are testing times for all of us, so perhaps it’s a good time to share some positivity - the story of one of our clients whose employee share plan arrangements achieved a number of successful outcomes. A private company share plan that...

This article is not an attempt to increase levels of “collective hysteria” which are certainly not welcome at the current time, but the blog is intended to be merely noteworthy.It is undeniable that due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the Government has acted in ways that many business people...