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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.

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