EFES NEWSLETTER - DICIEMBRE 2017
news for employee share ownership in Europe
all barometers, this one announces the future. The
positive trend of our barometer since 2013 announced
the resumption of growth in the number of employee
shareholders in European companies. This one is actually
happening. Very good news for all Europeans !
All recent policy developments in Europe pave the
way towards higher incentives for employee ownership,
which confirms the positive trend observed since 2013.
addition to the two existing employee share schemes
in Austria, a third scheme will be introduced
on 1.1.2018 providing exemption of tax and social
contribution up to 4.500 € annually. In France,
the employers' social contribution on restricted share
units will be reduced in 2018. New legislation in
2018 also in Ireland, in The Netherlands,
in Sweden. In addition, Poland is
preparing promising legislation.
Twenty European countries now have incentive policies
for the development of employee share ownership. This
number had never been higher before. More
We have a selection of 29 remarkable articles in 9 countries
in November 2017: France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy,
Poland, Spain, UK, USA.
France: New employee share plans for Essilor, for Cap
Gemini. Amundi launches an automated advising service for
employee savings. Average holding length = 13 years for French
employee shareholders. Alpine Aluminium is now a workers'
Germany: The point about employee share ownership in
Germany. Prominent German companies and organizations launched
the "Berlin Appeal for more Employee Share Ownership".
Hans-Böckler-Stiftung calls for higher democratisation of
employee share ownership in German companies.
India: Stock options are one of the favorite methods
of attracting and motivating talent in startups.
Ireland: New share options scheme for startups: Dead
Italy: Lettera di richiamo alla Commissione europea.
Poland: On the road to legislation for employee share
ownership in Poland.
Spain: International price for employee ownership in
Austrian Voestalpine Group.
UK: Employees need bigger share in European startups.
New companies turning to the Employee Ownership Trust scheme.
USA: What changes when employees take over a company?
New companies switching to ESOPs.
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