HMRC publish annual statistics on the take-up of their schemes.

The split by scheme type is of interest. The table below is extracted from a National Statistics Publication, updated by HMRC in July 2018; it discloses the number of companies operating tax-advantaged share schemes by the year the scheme is in operation.

All-Employee Schemes

Discretionary Schemes

Year

SAYE Option Schemes1

Share Incentive Plans1

Enterprise Management Incentives2

Company Share Option Plans 1

Any All-Employee Share Scheme3

Any Discretionary Share Scheme4

Any Tax Advantaged Share Scheme5

2000–01

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