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News

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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Carillion's collapse: Charlotte Fleck writes for Governance + Compliance

13 March 2018

What happened, and what can we learn from it? Read Charlotte Fleck's article on the Carillion collapse in the March edition of Governance + Compliance magazine.
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SAYE Update: Government Delays Contributions Holiday Extension

06 March 2018

The government has announced that it will be delaying the implementation of the contributions holiday extension that it announced in its Autumn Budget. Whilst this is good news, some aspects of this development may require further clarity.
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Executive Pay Update

20 February 2018

Further to our commentary on recent UK developments, two announcements show that there is wider international concern.
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Scrutiny of Share Buy-Backs

05 February 2018

On 28th January, the Government announced that it is commissioning research to consider whether companies are using share repurchases to as a tool to increase executive pay.
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William Franklin talks EOTs with The Architects’ Journal

01 February 2018

William Franklin, Partner at Pett, Franklin & Co. LLP, has been featured in The Architects' Journal for his expertise in assisting companies with their transition to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) model of ownership.
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Shareholder Opposition: Investment Association publishes Public Register

08 January 2018

Typically, a high proportion of remuneration results from Long Term Incentive Plans (LTIPs) in the form of employee share schemes
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