Webinar: Being aware of alphabet shares

Many private companies introduce new shareholder categories which may include employees and family members: A shares, B shares, C shares etc, known as alphabet shares. Without an understanding of the rules, these companies may face additional tax charges. At our webinar on Wednesday 22 May, our business tax experts gave an update on:

  • Settlements legislation: where we stand
  • Employment related securities (ERS) rules: when to consider them
  • Common misconceptions and risk areas
  • Upcoming reporting requirements
  • Possible changes to HMRC policy

Our hosts…

  • Helena Kanczula, Business Tax Director
  • Anthony Newgrosh, Head of Business Tax


Read the webinar slides here

Read David Whiscombe’s article for Tax Journal

If you have any questions on aspects that we didn’t cover, you’re welcome to get in touch using our enquiry form. We’d be pleased to help.

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Sam Inkersole

In 2022, Sam won the Taxation’s Rising Star award at the Taxation Awards in and was named in the Accountancy Age 35 Under 35.

Jon Wedge

While Jon’s client work focuses on the financial services sector, he also oversees the firm’s assurance service, as well as supporting the trainees following in his footsteps.


Elana joined us in 2017 as an ACA trainee, after graduating from Durham University where she had studied languages. She is now a manager in our assurance team.


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