EFES NEWSLETTER - FEBRUAR 2016
of Employee Share Ownership
19-20 May 2016
Which European policies? Intentions and expectations
We have a selection of 25 remarkable articles in 9
countries in January 2016: Austria, Canada, France, Germany,
India, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, USA.
Austria: Employee share plans in Austrian SMEs and
start-ups provide exemption from income tax up to EUR 3,000
Canada: Liberal government urged to reconsider stock
option tax proposals.
France: France should promote business transmission
to employees, as it is for a long time in the USA and more
recently in the UK. How Spie opened its capital to employees.
Germany: Employee share ownership in Graepel Group.
India: Effective use of ESOPs in India.
Pakistan: How ESOPs are designed in Pakistan.
South Africa: The Democratic Alliance calls for significant
weight to Employee Share Ownership Schemes (ESOS), so that
employees as a group become substantial stakeholders in
Spain: The new law on employee-owned and participative
companies opens debates on employee participation. New employee
share plan for Repsol.
USA: With an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP),
employee participants literally buy into the business through
a retirement savings arrangement. ESOPs may help reduce
income inequality among workers. Employee ownership in the
Presidential election campaign.
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