David Pett, Partner at Pett Franklin, hosted a webinar on 2 December 2014 to discuss the new legislation on Employee Ownership trusts.
The new regime for Employee Ownership Trusts (EOT) has been a hot topic of late, bringing in important tax reliefs for owners of companies selling shares to such a trust. In some cases, being able to do so entirely free of capital gains tax. Plus, employees of companies owned by an EOT can now potentially receive £3,600 each in tax-free bonuses each year.
This webinar discusses these new developments in more detail. As well as providing some background to the legislation and what the tax reliefs are intended to achieve, David explains the features, requirements, benefits and potential pitfalls of Employee Ownership Trusts.
Topics covered include:
- the background to the new Employee Ownership Trust legislation;
- tax reliefs and what they are intended to achieve; and
- the features, requirements, benefits and potential pit falls.