Employee share schemes statistics

Statistics on the tax-advantaged employee share schemes.

This series contains statistics on the tax-advantaged employee share schemes, including the numbers of companies using schemes, numbers of employees receiving awards or numbers of awards, values awarded, numbers of employees exercising options and estimates of the value of the Income Tax and National Insurance relief received.

The statistics are based on share scheme returns, and more information on this can be found in the published commentary.

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Tables for previous years

You can find previous tables, published from 2013 onwards, on the National Archives website.

You can find all tables for previous years elsewhere on the National Archives website.

National statistics

  1. Employee share schemes statistics: commentary

    • National Statistics
  2. Table 6.1: Estimated costs of Income Tax and NICs relief

    • National Statistics
  3. Table 6.2: Companies with tax advantaged employee share schemes

    • National Statistics
  4. Table 6.3: Save As You Earn share option schemes

    • National Statistics
  5. Table 6.4: Company Share Option Plans

    • National Statistics
  6. Table 6.5: Share Incentive Plans

    • National Statistics
  7. Table 6.6: Enterprise Management Incentives share option schemes

    • National Statistics
  8. Table 6.7: Company scheme types

    • National Statistics
  9. Table 6.8: Number of live company schemes

    • National Statistics
  10. Approved Profit Sharing Schemes

    • National Statistics

Other statistics information

  1. Survey of users' views

    • Official Statistics
  2. Quality report: Employee Share Schemes

    • Official Statistics
Published 28 June 2013
Last updated 30 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated the commentary and accompanying tables.
  2. Updated the commentary and accompanying tables.
  3. First published.