Articles by: Juliet Wigzell

Centre responds to EMI: Call for Evidence

The Esop Centre responded to the Treasury’s Call for Evidence, on whether and how more UK companies should be able to access share options based Enterprise Management Incentive to help them recruit and retain the talent they need to scale up, urging chancellor Rishi Sunak to reboot EMI by tearing […]

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Esop Centre Share Plans Symposium, 23-25 March 2021

More than 70 people, including a large number of share plan sponsor companies, registered for the Centre’s twice pandemic postponed Fourth British Isles Share Plans Symposium, which was held online over three days in late March. Each day’s webclave featured a specific theme, successively: All–employee share plans & regulation; Executive […]

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Chancellor Urged Not To Punish Employee Shareholders

The Esop Centre urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak not to punish employee shareholders in his March Budget by slashing the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemption allowance and raising charge bands towards Income Tax levels. A letter, supported by many Centre practitioners (plan advisers), is now on the Chancellor’s desk, setting out […]

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Louise Drake

Louise Drake is the national sales manager at YBS Share Plans. In what ways does employee share ownership serve a useful purpose? The great thing about employee share ownership is that it can be designed for so many different uses, every company is different and so is each employee.  The […]

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Brian Basham

Brian Basham is chairman of corporate research company Equity Development and famed City campaigner. Former Times journalist and “still a journalist at heart” Brian was one of the leading players in the great era of contested takeovers and is now also a leading campaigner for corporate and other good causes. […]

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Justin Cooper

Justin Cooper Justin Cooper was with Capita, later Link Market Services (formerly Capita Asset Services), for nearly two decades. In May Justin retired as ceo, and is now studying for a Financial Times non-executive director diploma. He was a staunch ally of the Centre nationally and internationally. In what ways […]

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Paul Mark

Paul Mark, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives  Paul Mark is a Democrat member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, elected  in 2010 and representing the second Berkshire District.  As the active Democrat in the state House of Representatives Paul has successfully reinstated state support for Esop. His constituency […]

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