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Employee share incentives

Further tax boosts for employee share ownership were introduced in Finance Act 2001. Particularly for advisers involved in the business market and especially where "employee benefit planning" is part of the advertised "service set" it is important to ensure that there is a good working knowledge of the employee benefits available outside of the scope of occupational and personal pensions.

The Chancellor announced that the Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) scheme would be further improved so that companies with gross assets of up to £30 million (up from the current £15 million) would qualify for the EMI scheme. A Statutory Instrument to give effect to this change will take effect from 1 January 2002.


Confusion over future of polarisation

Confusion reigns over the future of polarisation following a speech from FSA chairman Howard Davies in which he appears to hint its days are numbered.In a speech to the Foreign Banks & Securities Houses Association Conference today, Davies questions whether polarisation is still fit for purpose and why it is that the UK is the […]

Clients seeking more protection

Fears of global recession and the threat of international terrorism are affecting consumers&#39 product purchases, according to IFA network IN-Partnership.The 200-RI network carried out research among its members into how their business has changed since the terrorist attacks in New York on September 11.According to IN-Partnership, 56 per cent of members have seen increased sales […]

In the pink

Imagine you are the chief executive of a financial services institution, bank or insurance provider and consider the possibilities presented by the following consumer market.Anything between three and six million individuals in the UK.Eighty per cent from the desirable ABC1 economic group.Estimated collective disposable income of £10bn a year.Fifty-three per cent regularly accessing the internet, […]

Savings and investments rising, says Datamonitor

UK savings and investment are increasing but the majority of consumers still hold savings in deposit accounts, according to research from Datamonitor.Its UK Savings & Investments 2001 survey shows that share ownership by consumers has increased in the past five years. Between 1995 to 2000, the UK savings and investment market grew by 9.7 per […]

Looking back at 2015

By Fiona Tait, Pensions Specialist 2015 was quite a year for pensions. Change, more change, and proposed changes to the changes. The Spring Budget – pre-election plans With everything that has happened since, it is hard to remember what happened in March. Following on from the bombshell of the 2014 Budget, the Chancellor confined himself […]


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