Tax for Employers & Executives
Working closely with our top ranked Employment team, we have extensive experience on advising on all aspects of reward and incentives from the design and implementation of equity and cash incentives to employment tax compliance.
Our work often has an international dimension and we regularly advise on the implications for internationally mobile employees.
Our client base ranges from small private businesses to listed multi-national companies across all sectors.
Whilst much of our work is acting for employers, we also have a strong reputation in advising senior executives. We can help them understand and assess the package they are being offered, whether on recruitment, during or on the termination of their employment or partnership, and can put forward alternatives which may be more beneficial to them from a tax perspective.
Find out more about our tax team’s expertise in Shares & Options, Cash Plans & Incentives, Employment Tax, Internationally Mobile Executives and Corporate Governance.
IR35 tax changes – what you need to know06 December 2018
The Chancellor announced in the Budget the latest measure to combat what HMRC calls “false self-employment”, aimed at those who supply their services via their own company.
Sara Cohen writes for Architect’s Choice03 July 2018
In an article for Architect's Choice, Sara Cohen discusses the concept of business owners sharing ownership with employees.
Matthew Rowbotham writes for PR Week: Is PR ready to share? The employee ownership alternative to the agency model29 June 2018
In an article for PR Week, Matthew Rowbotham comments on how employee ownership uptake has, generally, remained confined to a few core sectors, and asks, is PR ready to share?
Lewis Silkin advises Cirkle on “transformational” Employee Ownership restructure26 April 2018
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Cirkle, the PR and digital consultancy, on its move to become 60% owned by employees.
Tax on termination - employer NICs charges delayed23 November 2017
Some good news for employers was confirmed in the Chancellor’s autumn Budget.
Extending ‘off-payroll’ worker reforms to the private sector23 November 2017
The Chancellor announced in the autumn Budget that there will be a consultation in 2018 to tackle non-compliance with IR35 rules in the private sector.
Taxation of termination payments updated legislation published19 September 2017
The Government proposes to make a number of changes to the tax and national insurance (“NI”) treatment of termination payments.
Clarification on tax changes for the public sector ‘off-payroll’ workers22 February 2017
HM Revenue & Customs has issued guidance on forthcoming changes to the IR35 rules where workers provide their services to a public authority through a personal services company (“PSC”), i.e. a company owned and controlled by the worker.