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Employee ownership trust problems
Employee ownership trust problems

In this article, we are going to outline some of the problems that might arise if the transition to employee ownership is not managed and advised on correctly.Valuation of the company When selling your business to an EOT it is very important that you keep the...

Benefits of an Employee Ownership Trust
Benefits of an Employee Ownership Trust

An employee ownership trust (“EOT”) is a trust that is set up to acquire shares in a trading company and holds them on behalf of the employees of the company. There are several benefits to both the employees and the sellers disposing of their shares to the trust, both...

EOT Tax Benefits
EOT Tax Benefits

An Employee Ownership Trust (“EOT”) is a trust that acquires shares in a company and holds them on behalf of the employees. It is an increasingly popular exit strategy for shareholders, which offers attractive tax incentives and peace of mind over the succession of...

How long does an EOT take to set up?
How long does an EOT take to set up?

How do I set up an employee ownership trust? Below is a typical timeline of events that would be required when transitioning to employee ownership. The exact timings of each stage differ from business to business, but based on previous transactions, it is not unusual...

Caring Hands (Care Services) Limited – EOT Case Study

Deal Completed – 2023 Hawsons Corporate Finance had the pleasure of supporting Caring Hands (Care Services) Limited (“Caring Hands”), a well-established domiciliary care business, with their transition to Employee Ownership. Based in Alfreton, Derbyshire, the company...

Is an EOT an EBT? Understanding the differences
Is an EOT an EBT? Understanding the differences

What is an Employee Benefit Trust (EBT)? An EBT is a discretionary trust established by the employer, which, for example, could hold shares in the company for the benefit of a certain group of employees, former employees, and some relatives and dependants – known as...

Eligibility criteria for employee ownership trusts (EOT)
Eligibility criteria for employee ownership trusts (EOT)

Why has the qualifying criteria been put in place? The economic contribution of employee-owned businesses in the UK is significant and growing. Greater productivity and higher levels of innovation whilst being more resilient to economic turbulence are some of the...

EOTs (Employee Ownership Trusts) Tax Free Bonuses
EOTs (Employee Ownership Trusts) Tax Free Bonuses

EOTs and Tax-Free Bonuses In this article, we discuss the tax-free bonuses that employees could benefit from in an employee-owned company. Under a qualifying EOT structure, as indirect owners, the employees are eligible to receive a share of the profits of the...

Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) Benefits for Employees
Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) Benefits for Employees

In this article, we are going to discuss the benefits to employees of a company owned by an EOT, compared to a more traditional limited company or partnership. What does being in an EOT mean for an employee? Employees of a trading company (or group) owned by an EOT do...

Employee ownership trust problems
Employee ownership trust problems

In this article, we are going to outline some of the problems that might arise if the transition to employee ownership is not managed and advised on correctly.Valuation of the company When selling your business to an EOT it is very important that you keep the...

Benefits of an Employee Ownership Trust
Benefits of an Employee Ownership Trust

An employee ownership trust (“EOT”) is a trust that is set up to acquire shares in a trading company and holds them on behalf of the employees of the company. There are several benefits to both the employees and the sellers disposing of their shares to the trust, both...

EOT Tax Benefits
EOT Tax Benefits

An Employee Ownership Trust (“EOT”) is a trust that acquires shares in a company and holds them on behalf of the employees. It is an increasingly popular exit strategy for shareholders, which offers attractive tax incentives and peace of mind over the succession of...