Share schemes can be a very useful way to retain and reward key employees or when preparing to sell your business. HM Revenue & Customs approved schemes tend to benefit from tax advantages and are subject to specific requirements.

However, careful consideration needs to be taken between funds coming into the company (through EIS and SEIS investments for example) and the dilution of your ownership. You may wish to retain and reward staff, key or otherwise, through share incentive schemes. The different types of scheme available will allow you to manage this trade off according to the company’s needs and your individual requirements as the business owner.

We can help you understand the different types of share scheme available and implement any of the following:

  • Company Share Option Plans (CSOP)
  • Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) for staff
  • Share Incentive Plans (SIP)