Share schemes

Share schemes

Options and advice to help you raise investment funds and reward employees.

Share schemes can be a very useful way of raising funds for investment, retaining and rewarding staff, or planning a business for sale. HM Revenue & Customs approved schemes tend to benefit from tax advantages and are subject to specific requirements. Unapproved share schemes offer greater flexibility however, with that comes minimal tax benefits.

Careful consideration needs to be taken between funds coming into the company (through EIS and SEIS investments for example) and the dilution of your ownership. You may wish to retain and reward staff, key or otherwise, through share incentive schemes. The different types of scheme available will allow you to manage this trade off according to the company’s needs and your individual requirements as the owner.

We can help you understand the different types of share scheme available and implement any of the following:

  • Company Share Option Plans (CSOP)
  • Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) 
  • Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) for staff
  • Save As You Earn (SAYE)
  • Share Incentive Plans (SIP)