Share Schemes

Our Share Schemes Expert Group examines all aspects of share scheme regulation to ensure that they remain cost effective and easy to implement for small and mid-size quoted companies.

Employee share schemes are a particularly important tool for small and mid-size quoted companies to motivate and retain key staff. The group has recently held meetings with representatives from HMRC and the Investment Association, so that members could directly raise issues which concerned them.

The group is currently working on:

  • Working with HMRC on the practical implementation of online registration and annual reporting for share schemes
  • Updating the QCA Share Schemes Guide
  • Together with other groups, updating the QCA Remuneration Committee Guide
  • Together with other groups, making representations on improving the AIM Rules

Share Schemes Expert Group Terms of Reference:

Meetings

Share Schemes Expert Group - October 2017

Thursday 12 October 2017 at 4pm

This is being held on Thursday 12 October 2017 at 4pm with Katie Potts of Herald Investment Management Ltd, Chris Errington of Kestrel Partners LLP, and Andrew Buchanan of Octopus Investments, as guests.

Share Schemes Expert Group - July 2017

Thursday 13 July 2017 at 4pm

This is being held on Thursday 13 July 2017 at 4pm, with Andrew Ninian, Director, Stewardship and Corporate Governance - Investment Association, as guest.

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Published responses

QCA proposals for taxation reform - Autumn Budget 2017

22nd September 2017 - Our Tax Expert Group, in conjunction with our Share Schemes Expert Group, has prepared its annual proposals for taxation reform ahead of Autumn Budget 2017.

QCA Response to London Stock Exchange - AIM Rules Review

8th September 2017 - We responded to London Stock Exchange's discussion paper reviewing the AIM Rules.

QCA Response to OTS - Simplification review of residual paper Stamp Duty on shares

31st May 2017 - Our Share Schemes and Tax Expert Groups contributed to our response to the OTS's simplification review of residual paper Stamp Duty on shares.

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