Articles by: Esop Centre

Employee Voice and ESG

On Friday 10 December 2021 Amadeus’ HR Director of Group Rewards, Jost Meye and CORPGRO’s Founder Director, Damian Carnell will debate the idea that employee voting can be an insight into employee views if these votes are counted alone; not within the overall vote result.It is a tool to enhance […]

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Separate employee shareholder votes urged

Extracted from newspad. The Centre is to examine the proposal that all quoted companies should record separately employee votes in order to improve board understanding of their concerns. This was decided by member participants in a lively online members’ webclave, hosted by the Esop Centre, to study a paper entitled […]

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Nigel Mason

RM2 share sad news that the employee ownership champion has died Malcolm Hurlston CBE writes: The untimely death of Nigel Mason will leave a huge gap in the world of employee ownership. He started over 30 years ago with Industrial Common Ownership Finance, the practical subsidiary of ICOM. Ever since, […]

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Roadchef compensation tax battle goes to mediation

Extracted from newspad September 2021 An independent mediator is to be appointed in an attempt to resolve the impasse between HMRC and the Roadchef EBT trustee over the tax status of the compensation pot, which c. 350+ former Esop employee participants have been trying to get their hands on for seven and […]

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2020 newspad Awards

Thank you to everyone who has submitted entries for the 2020 newspad all-employee share plan awards. The results were announced during the Centre’s first on-line Annual Share Plans Symposium 24 March 2021 and details will be published in the April 2021 issue of newspad. The newspad awards recognise the achievements of companies which offer employee […]

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June Davenport

June Davenport of Solium, head of EMEA trust and nominee services In what ways does employee share ownership serve a useful purpose? Attracting and retaining key staff Allowing employees to share in the success of the company Helping align employees with corporate goals and culture How can we widen and deepen the adoption […]

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Worked Example Agreed With HMRC

An important phase in collaboration between HMRC and the employee share scheme sector was marked today (July 9) with the publication of the first jointly agreed worked example on the website of the Esop Centre. The Centre hosts WEG – the Employee Shares Worked Examples Group – whose members include […]

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David Pett

David Pett of Temple Tax Chambers, barrister In what ways does employee share ownership serve a useful purpose? Structured appropriately, it fulfills the widely-accepted principle that “for so long as an individual invests his or her time and labour, he or she should benefit from the growth in capital value to which they […]

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