Managing any employee share plan or share option plan, and carrying out the administration, can be a huge task which can get on top of your already hectic work life. HMRC requires all plans and relevant events to be registered with them, and it’s all...

Employee ownership offers many benefits for businesses and employees, including helping to attract the best talent to a company, improving employee engagement and boosting staff retention. However, it’s inevitable that some employees will leave at some point, whether to move on with their career, due to retirement or...

One of RM2’s mantras is “Keep it Simple” so we’re always keeping a weather eye on the work of the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS).  Their most recent reports have focused on capital gains tax simplification, including a section in their second report suggesting simplifications for...

There are many good reasons why Employee Ownership, in its various forms, is an increasingly popular business model in the UK. When employees share in the ownership of a business, their interests are aligned with those of shareholders.  This means that employees are more likely...

When we begin to speak with clients about employee share plans, one of the questions we are often asked is, “what size should the award be”? This is, of course, an extremely important question, but unfortunately not one which is necessarily very simple to answer. There are...

Fast growing entrepreneurial businesses that implement Enterprise Management Incentive share options are very frequently the same businesses looking for external funding from venture capitalists, or seeking investment from individuals under the tax-advantaged Enterprise Investment Scheme.  But how do these work together? Here are five things you...

Let’s go back to basics, and explore the fundamental benefits, potential pitfalls, and overall reasoning behind establishing an employee share scheme. What is a Share Scheme? A share scheme is a way to offer equity-related rewards to employees. By awarding employees with a share of the company,...

RM2 has currently completed share plan annual returns for all our clients, including those who run the Share Incentive Plan (SIP)..  RM2 provides a full administrative and trustee service for private and smaller listed companies that operate this fantastically tax efficient all employee share plane,...

Share plans annual return season is upon us.  RM2 is in the midst of preparing approximately 150 share plan returns for our clients for EMI, SIP, CSOP, SAYE and “Other” (the category that covers all non tax advantaged share plan arrangements such as Growth Shares...

When it comes to employee share plans, the administration that goes into the schemes is very important, but it can also be quite difficult for companies to comprehend and handle. It may be easier to outsource the administration. Below are the reasons why it may...

Employee ownership trusts (EOTs) are becoming increasingly popular across many business sectors. Even the traditionally conservative legal sector (I can say this, because I’m a lawyer!) is starting to embrace this business model pioneered by Aardman Animations and Richer Sounds. Crossland Employment Solicitors recently announced...

Suddenly it’s December … Where did this exceptional year go?If you had big plans to put in place a share plan for employees this year, but you’ve not quite got around to it you could start working on a 2021 New Year’s Resolution now &...