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.
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
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