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Share Scheme FAQs letter

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Our Share Scheme FAQs Letter Template addresses common queries, ensuring clarity and understanding among employees about the share scheme's operation and benefits.

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What is a Share Scheme FAQs letter?

The purpose of this Share Scheme FAQs letter is to provide you with a flexible and customisable document to serve as a robust and effective starting point for you.

By using our Share Scheme FAQs letter, you can streamline your process, maintain consistency and accuracy, and save time, and it can be easily adapted to fit your specific scenario.

Best practice timescale for this to be issued
When should this letter be issued?
No later than 14 days prior to the launch of the Share Scheme
Issued by who, to whom
Who should issue this letter, and to whom?
The Employer (you) to the Employee
Applicable legal jurisdictions
In which jurisdictions can this letter be used?
Great Britain & NI (United Kingdom), Worldwide

Share Scheme FAQs [Delete this line]

[Company name]

[Sender address]



[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]


Dear [Recipient first name],


This FAQ document is designed to provide employees with answers to common questions related to [Company Name]'s Share Scheme. We hope that this resource will help you better understand the scheme and its benefits.

General Questions

Q1. What is the Share Scheme?

A1. The Share Scheme is a program offered by [Company Name] that allows eligible employees to acquire shares in the company. It is designed to align the interests of employees with the long-term success and growth of the company.

Q2. Who is eligible to participate in the Share Scheme?

A2. Eligibility criteria for participation are outlined in the scheme-specific documentation. Generally, eligibility may be based on factors such as length of service, role, and performance.

Q3. What types of Share Schemes are available?

A3. [Company Name] may offer various types of Share Schemes, including but not limited to Employee Share Option Plans (ESOPs), Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) schemes, Save As You Earn (SAYE) schemes, and Share Incentive Plans (SIPs).

Participation and Shares

Q4. How do I participate in the Share Scheme?

A4. Participation details, including enrollment procedures, will be communicated to eligible employees when a scheme is offered. Please refer to the scheme-specific documentation for instructions.

Q5. How are shares allocated to participants?

A5. The allocation of shares to participants is determined by the scheme's rules and provisions. This may include factors such as your role, performance, or length of participation.

Q6. What happens to my shares if I leave the company?

A6. The treatment of shares upon departure from the company is outlined in scheme-specific documentation. In some cases, you may have options such as selling your shares or retaining them.

Tax Implications

Q7. Are there any tax implications associated with the Share Scheme?

A7. Yes, there can be tax implications related to participating in Share Schemes. We recommend consulting with a tax advisor to understand your individual tax situation and any associated obligations.

Support and Communication

Q8. Where can I find more information and assistance regarding the Share Scheme?

A8. [Company Name] is committed to providing support and clear communication to participants. You can refer to scheme-specific documentation, contact HR, or reach out to the designated Share Scheme Administrator for assistance.

Q9. How often will I receive updates about the Share Scheme?

A9. You will receive periodic updates regarding the scheme, including important dates, announcements, and any changes or developments.


We hope that this FAQ has answered some of your questions about [Company Name]'s Share Scheme. For more detailed information on specific Share Schemes and their terms, please refer to the respective scheme documentation.

If you have additional questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact [HR Contact Information].

Yours [faithfully | sincerely],



[Sender name]

[Sender job title]

[Sender telephone]
[Sender email]

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