Share incentive plans

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. 

There are three main types of shares that could be used: 

  • free shares; 
  • partnership shares; and
  • matching shares

Whilst share incentive plans are clearly beneficial for employees and are an effective means of incentivising staff there are also benefits for employers, who can claim relief on corporation tax for the value of shares provided under the plan. 

The RSM team can work collaboratively with you to develop, implement and manage the right share incentive plan for your business for employees and employers alike. We can help you to efficiently navigate the tax landscape to maximise the offerings of your plan. 

To find out more about share incentive plans and the options available to you, please download our guide