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  • BDO Reward Services

    Better rewards for better returns


Whatever the state of the economy, businesses at the top of their game recognise that retaining the best staff is critical. Our Reward Team advises on a wide range of compensation and reward issues to keep your staff motivated and manage your bottom line. We have extensive expertise in delivering commercially driven advice to private and listed UK and multi-national companies.

We can provide advice on all aspects of directors' and executive remuneration. Working with Remuneration Committees, we can advise on total remuneration benchmarking, finding the right balance between fixed and variable pay, bonus and share plan design, performance conditions and corporate governance issues.

We will help you identify and implement the right share plans for your business needs, carry out the share valuations required by HMRC and advise on the IFRS2 accounting for share plans. We advise on:

  • Performance share plans and share option arrangements
  • Share purchase plans and employee shareholder status
  • HMRC approved plans: company share options, SAYE, Share Incentive Plans and EMI options.

Where your employees are internationally mobile, extending share plans overseas or dealing with inbound employee’s existing entitlements can be very demanding. We can help you understand and manage the tax consequences of the scheme in each of your locations, advise on transfer pricing planning and carry out any financial modeling needed.

When IPOs, corporate restructuring, acquisitions or disposals are planned, we can provide expert advice in relation to share incentives, pay and other employee benefits for the companies involved. If past reward packages have triggered disputes with HMRC, we can help you resolve the position and can advise on practical exit strategies for those who have used employee benefit trusts.