Employee shareholders – just another tax break for senior executives?

Michael Deeks, Tax Partner, Olswang

Under the Government’s proposed initiative to introduce the “employee shareholder” status, employee shareholders will relinquish certain statutory employment rights in return for shares in their employer company on the basis that any future gains on those shares will be exempt from UK capital gains tax.

With the legislation implementing the new status expected to come into force in April, we consider the Government’s proposals in more detail and highlight some of the areas of uncertainty from both a tax and employment law perspective.

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