EFES NEWSLETTER - JUNI 2016
Conference on employee ownership policies
The European Conference on European policies for employee
share ownership was held in Brussels on May 19, 2016.
The Conference supports the project of a European
Action Plan to raise awareness about the benefits
of employee ownership and participation in Europe.
The Final Report of the Conference and all materials
are now available for download
of employee share ownership policies in European countries
mass development of employee share ownership brings
better motivation, productivity, profitability, higher
growth, more and better jobs. This is good for all.
But it depends on policy will to initiate the virtuous
circle through appropriate fiscal incentives.
After 2008, some European countries took negative
decisions, removing or decreasing fiscal incentives,
which led to a decline of the number of employee shareholders.
Some other European countries took the opposite way,
applying new or higher incentives, which led to a
higher number of employee shareholders.
All these policy decisions in various European countries,
in a positive or a negative way, can be summarized
through a single dedicated tool.
This is the reason of the setting up of the EFES "Barometer
of employee share ownership policies in European countries".
Before 2009, the barometer showed a continuous increase,
practically all policy decisions being positive. A
negative phase occurred from 2009 to 2013. Since then,
most policy decisions are positive again.
We have a selection of 32 remarkable articles in 12 countries
in May 2016: Canada, Denmark, France, Hungary, Ireland, India,
Italy, Namibia, Philippines, Pakistan, UK, USA.
Canada: Beau’s Brewery is celebrating its tenth birthday
by selling the company to its employees starting next month.
Denmark: Denmark introduces tax relief on employee
share allocations and stock options, similarly to the previous
employee incentive scheme that was abolished in 2011.
France: The benefits of employee share ownership. Workers'
coops in France.
Hungary: Magyar Telekom launches employee share ownership
Ireland: Ireland consults on taxation of employee share
India: Employee stock options in startups.
Italy: Intesa, UniCredit, Telecom Italia, Prysmian
are the few Italian companies having a culture of employee
Namibia: Standard Bank employees to own 10 percent
of the bank.
Philippines: Employee ownership can be accomplished
in a variety of ways.
Pakistan: Guidelines for structuring and offering employee
stock option schemes in 2016.
UK: Failing employee-owned companies.
USA: A set of new ESOP companies. Why NCEO founder
Corey Rosen urges you to consider selling your business to
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