Home > Employee Trusts & Share Schemes

Employee Trusts & Share Schemes

Special tax rules for trusts and share schemes for employees were introduced many years ago, originally to encourage businesses to incentivise their employees by allowing them to benefit from the growth of their employer.  Over the years, this tax landscape has become more complex.

Commercially, employee trusts and share schemes still achieve their original aim; they enable employees to share in the success of the business and incentivise them to remain with the employer company. 

There are a range of options available, from HMRC approved schemes through to issuing options over shares held within an unapproved employee benefit trust. 

If you are considering setting up some kind of employee incentive structure, or looking to reward key employees, then we can explain the different routes to you and advise on which best meets your commercial objectives in the most tax efficient way possible.   

We also assist those who are looking to refresh (or end) existing structures to ensure that they are as efficient.  If you are reviewing the arrangements that you currently have in place, or would like some advice on whether you could be using the structures more effectively, then please give us a call.

[]
1 Step 1

Quick Quote

Your Nameyour full name
Contact Number
Post Codeyour full name
Your Messagemore details
0 /
Previous
Next

Wealth, tax and trusts

Why should you use us?

Edward Hands and Lewis have been in business for well over 100 years and we understand our client's needs. Here are a few reasons why you should use us.
  • Map and Double Pin Icon National Locations

    Edward Hands and Lewis is now a nationally-acclaimed body. For over a hundred years Edward Hands and Lewis has been an established solicitors in the Leicestershire area, but now we have branched out across the UK.

  • Stopwatch Icon Quick Response

    At Edward Hands and Lewis we pride ourselves on our quick response time and there are several ways you can get in touch, whatever the method, we will make sure we get back to you as soon as we can and get to work on your case.

  • Coffee Cup Icon Free Initial Assessment

    We offer a free initial assessment so you know that you have found the right people for the job. Contact us and no matter what your enquiry is about, we will find the right person to deal with your case.

  • Magnifying Glass Icon Transparent Pricing

    We make our prices fully transparent so our clients know exactly what they’re paying for throughout the process. We also offer fixed-fee services so you know the full costs from the outset.

  • Wrapped Present with Bow Icon Personal Approach

    Our solicitors are approachable and helpful and understand that legal undertakings can be incredibly stressful. We pride ourselves on excellent client service which has been recognised year on year by our Lexcel accreditation.

  • Clock Face Icon Out of Hours

    We know you may not be available within standard working hours, which is why we make ourselves available for out of hours appointments.

  • Magnifying Glass Icon Languages we speak

    At Edward Hands and Lewis several of our specialists are multi-lingual in the following languages: Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Serbo-Croation, French, Italian, German, Swedish. For any other languages, the services of translators may be appropriate.

  • Wrapped Present with Bow Icon Award winning team

    At Edward Hands and Lewis we have an award winning team to deliver legal services to you. Our solicitors and support teams have won awards for their expertise and business acumen and continue to deliver excellence in the profession.

Map and pin icon
Sign up to our newsletter