National statistics

Employee Share Scheme statistics

Statistics on the tax-advantaged Employee Share Schemes.


Employee Share Schemes statistics: Tables 1 to 8

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Quality Report: 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.

Tables for previous years

You can find previous tables, published from 2013 onwards, and the survey of users’ views on the National Archives website.

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

Published 24 June 2021
Last updated 30 June 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated the data for the tax year ending 2021. Improved the information on the policy designs for the background report. The quality report has been made to line up more with new guidelines,

  2. First published.