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RSM reminds businesses to submit Employee Share (ERS) returns now to avoid penalties
Fiona Bell

15 June 2021

Data obtained from HMRC under a Freedom of Information request has highlighted a 15 per cent increase in the number of penalties issued for late submission of an ERS (Employment Related Securities) return since 2018.

Don’t forget – annual share plan return filing deadline on 6 July
Fiona Bell

27 May 2021

The deadline for employers to file their annual 'employment-related securities' (ERS) returns for the 2020/21 tax year is fast approaching. Read more to find out if you have properly registered your share schemes and ERS events.

Preserving cash flow with employee share incentives
Fiona Bell

06 April 2020

Preserving cash has become a key focus in during the coronavirus crisis. Many businesses are turning to share incentives as a non-cash way to reward the people who need to keep working and cannot be furloughed, or perhaps to top up those who have been furloughed.

Share incentive plans
Fiona Bell

09 December 2019

A share incentive plan is a tax efficient way of providing shares to employees. These plans can provide employees with up to £9,000 worth of shares, potentially tax-free whilst also increasing the employer’s after-tax profits.

Enterprise management incentives share options
Fiona Bell

09 December 2019

Enterprise management incentives share options enable you to incentivise your team to grow the company with little to no expense.

Employee ownership trusts
Fiona Bell

09 December 2019

Employee ownership trusts are a method by which the controlling interest in a company can be transferred to a trust to be held for employees, and which brings with it some helpful, tax free bonus arrangements.

Successful transition to employee ownership with Richer Sounds
Fiona Bell

03 December 2019

Founded in 1978 by Julian Richer, Richer Sounds is a UK retailer with 52 stores nationwide that sell a range of hi-fi, home cinema and TV equipment. In 2017 RSM were appointed to assist in an 18-month project to transition the company from private ownership to an employee ownership trust.

Share schemes FAQs
Fiona Bell

12 August 2019

Do you have questions about your employee share scheme or one you want to introduce? Fiona Bell, who leads our Employee Share Schemes team nationally, answers some of the most common questions.

Richer Sounds transitions to employee ownership
Fiona Bell

15 May 2019

Leading hi-fi and TV retail specialists Richer Sounds has transitioned the company to employee ownership. Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM advised the company on the complex legal and tax implications involved in the process.

Employee Ownership – the ownership model of the future?
James Wild

14 November 2018

When exploring options for a sale, typically business owners are aware of the trade sale, private equity sale or IPO routes. In this article, James Wild explores the lesser known route, employee ownership, and the benefits this can bring to a business.

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