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Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

Paragraph 17: Requirements relating to shares that may be subject to share options: introduction

3293.This is the introductory paragraph to this Part derived from but also elaborating on paragraph 9 of Schedule 9 to ICTA. These requirements relate to the type of shares that can be subject to approved options within the scheme.

3294.In sub-paragraph (2), a new label is attached to these shares, “eligible” shares. The shares are those “which may be acquired by the exercise of” the options. This is in line with the reference to acquisition in paragraph (9)(1) of Schedule 9 to ICTA, (and the SIP definition of eligible shares).

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