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Worked Examples Group Update: First Worked Example Agreed with HMRC

10 July 2018

An important phase in collaboration between HMRC and the employee share scheme sector was marked on July 9th 2018 with the publication of the first jointly agreed worked example on the website of the Employee Share Ownership (Esop) Centre.
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The Strange Death and Resurrection of EMI: William Franklin writes for Tax Adviser

05 July 2018

William Franklin, Partner at Pett, Franklin & Co. LLP, has published an article in the July edition of Tax Adviser, the UK’s leading monthly magazine for tax professionals.
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Pett Franklin cited in the Ownership Effect Inquiry Report

05 July 2018

Pett Franklin have been cited in the Ownership Effect Inquiry report entitled “The Ownership Dividend: The Economic Case for Employee Ownership”.
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HMRC Settlements - When Is An Agreement Reached?

13 June 2018

The UK High Court has recently dismissed a claim that email communications with HMRC regarding the amount of tax due in a settlement amounted to a legally binding contract.
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AIM Companies to Adopt Corporate Governance Code

21 May 2018

The LSE has made changes to the AIM rules, requiring all AIM companies to adopt a recognised corporate governance code on a 'comply or explain' basis.
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EU Commission Grants EMI State Aid Approval

15 May 2018

The EU Commission has announced its approval of the prolongation of the UK's EMI share option scheme.
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Transfer of Tax Liabilities: A Warning for Directors

16 April 2018

The Upper Tribunal has ruled in favour of the HMRC finding that sole directors/shareholders could be personally liable for any unpaid PAYE and NICs.
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Commons Committee Examines Gender Pay Gap and Executive Pay

10 April 2018

The BEIS has launched an inquiry into the causes and potential solutions to the issues surrounding executive pay and the widening gender pay gap.
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EMI State Aid Approval: No Renewal Before Deadline Expires

06 April 2018

EMI options granted after the end of 6 April 2018 may not qualify for relief, according to HMRC’s announcement on 4 April 2018, two days before the deadline.
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Court of Appeal Rejects Age Discrimination Claim

15 March 2018

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a long term incentive plan (LTIP) containing ”good leaver" provisions applying on retirement will not amount to age discrimination.
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