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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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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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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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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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