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
  2. Table 6.1: Estimated costs of Income Tax and NICs relief
  3. Table 6.2: Companies with tax-advantaged employee share schemes
  4. Table 6.3: Save As You Earn share option schemes
  5. Table 6.4: Company Share Option Plans
  6. Table 6.5: Share Incentive Plans
  7. Table 6.6: Enterprise Management Incentives share option schemes
  8. Table 6.7: Company scheme types
  9. Table 6.8: Number of live company schemes
  10. Approved Profit Sharing Schemes

Other statistics information

  1. Survey of users' views
  2. Quality report: Employee Share Schemes
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.