I recently moderated a webinar during which my UK colleagues and representatives from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) explained the new share plan registration requirements in the UK. These requirements apply to any company offering a share plan (whether tax-qualified or not) to employees in the UK. The registration has to be completed by July 6, 2015, but for practical reasons, should be completed well in advance of this date.
During our webinar, the HMRC officers provided a step-by-step explanation of the registration process. You can find a copy of the webinar slides, a recording of the webinar, FAQs regarding the registration process and other helpful reference materials below.
- Webinar – “New Share Plan Registration Requirements in the UK”
- New Registration Requirements for UK Share Plans – FAQs for Non-UK Issuers
- HMRC Website Walkthrough
- HMRC Employment-Related Securities Bulletins
- ERS Online Service FAQs
With the materials provided, we hope you will be able to complete the registration without further assistance but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.