Trust the Government


Trust the Government

Today's posting is another revisiting of a recent topic. Hopefully readers will remember the story of 24 January that covered draft legislation that would have impacted - inadvertently and adversely - employee share schemes.

Following consultation, HMRC has said that arrangements involving employee trusts acquiring shares to meet employee share awards should be fine as they are, subject to a 5 year maximum vesting or deferral limit.

Until the Finance Act is passed - never say never - employers should still be cautious and take good advice on their share schemes.

This was first published in March 2011

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