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Employee directors

Theresa May, during her conservative party leadership election campaign, proposed the introduction of compulsory employee representatives to quoted companies’ boards. The proposal was short lived and Theresa May has since revised proposals to make workers councils voluntary. How would worker representatives…

Secondments abroad

Being transferred or seconded abroad for business changes your employment terms and tax position. If you have share awards or a performance bonus surprise tax charges can arise. HMRC vigorously enforce anti avoidance legislation.  We explain the law so you avoid…

TUPE & share incentive schemes

If you acquire a business as an asset purchase, then, under TUPE 2006, you should offer employees a “substantially equivalent” share incentive scheme. When hiring staff who enjoy an existing share incentive scheme, there are two scenarios: The new employee…

Business property relief: succession plan

Business Property Relief (“BPR”) enables substantial inheritance tax savings. The relief reduces, or even eliminates, the value of “relevant business property” included in an estate on death. Securing and retaining entitlement to BPR often requires careful management. The benefits of…

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