Employee Share Schemes
Author: Philip Fisher
Publisher: Croner CCH Group
This book unravels the maze of potential share schemes, enabling those in a finance director role or working within senior HR management to plan for a specialised scheme to try to consolidate retention of a company’s more valued staff.
It has all the ingredients and relevant information to address the deep concerns that would confront someone attempting to plan something specific for a group of high-value employees. It covers PAYE, National Insurance, expatriates and HM Revenue and Customs, making it an essential and useful tool to start such an exercise.
It is written in a manner which allows a reader to browse through the subject matter, but very quickly pick up the most relevant criteria to form the basis of a potential plan for discussion. Its descriptions of the various situations and potential pitfalls will help readers make decisions relevant to their particular situation.
This is probably the most practical work I have read for some years. The various schemes and advice are complete guides to what is available and how to deal with such information, and the book offers a set of suggestions on the best way forward.
Useful? Five stars
Well-written? Five stars
Practical? Five stars
Inspirational? Five stars
Value for money? Five stars
Reviewed by John Hooley, HR operations manager, Windsor Lea Associates