Save As You Earn

Save As You Earn (SAYE) is a savings-related share scheme where an employee saves a fixed monthly amount over a period. At the end of this period, the employee has the option to purchase shares in the employer, at a discount of the market share value at the time the savings contract started.


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Supporting staff with money troubles could improve wellbeing

Despite optimism over the economy, many households are still feeling the squeeze over wages. But helping staff to manage stress...

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Autumn Statement: Employer national insurance contributions to be scrapped for u-21s

5 Dec 2013

Employers' national insurance contributions will be abolished altogether for employees under the age of 21 in 2015.

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Legal opinion: Incentivising staff in challenging economic conditions

1 Aug 2011

Incentivising staff in these challenging economic times is more important than ever as employers look to increase productivity and get...

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Free Guide: 10 Steps to Making a Final Decision

1 Oct 2009

You’ve found the perfect HR software application. You’ve negotiated a great price and a good support contract. But don’t sign...

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Tesco staff bonuses top £98m in shares as retailer reports record £3bn profit

26 May 2009

More than 207,000 Tesco staff will share £98m in bonuses after the supermarket giant’s annual results showed profits had soared...

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Tesco staff share £126m SAYE payout

9 Feb 2009

Tesco staff are to share a £126m payout from the retailer’s Save As You Earn (SAYE) scheme.More than 8,000 supermarket...

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PwC’s executive compensation report warns employers of dangers to brand, succession planning and talent management of decline in defined benefit pension schemes

11 Dec 2007

Employers could face greater risks with their employer brand, succession planning and talent management if future generations of employees retire...

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Rule change allows online filing of share scheme information to HM Revenue & Customs

12 Apr 2007

Companies will now be able to file their employee share scheme returns online, HM Revenue & Customs has announced. Instead...

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Sainsbury’s staff to share £23m payout as employee share ownership scheme matures

2 Mar 2007

More than 8,000 supermarket workers are among the Sainsbury’s staff set to share in a £23m payout after participating in ...

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50,000 Tesco staff in share-save scheme bonanza

9 Feb 2007

Nearly 50,000 Tesco staff across the UK are celebrating a multi-million-pound payout as two of the company’s Save As You...

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FirstGroup staff look forward to a share of £4m ‘save as you earn’ bonus

5 Feb 2007

Bus and rail operator FirstGroup has announced more than 1,500 of its staff are set to share £4m through gains...

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Employers and workers join call to include benefits packages in job advertisements

19 Jul 2006

Full benefits package would differentiate firms from competitors.

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Record numbers of staff to benefit from Tesco’s £78m free shares bonanza

18 May 2006

Tesco tops other retail staff scheme by giving free shares to 180,000 staff.

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Argos employees to share £13m bonus as share scheme matures

18 May 2006

More than 900 Argos staff to benefit from share payout.

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DSG staff scoop share of £20m after SAYE scheme matures

4 May 2006

More than 3,000 employees at the DSG retail group are set to receive a share of £20m after the company's Save As You Earn scheme matured yesterday

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