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Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

Paragraph 8: The employment requirement

3388.This paragraph derives from paragraph 27 of Schedule 9 to ICTA (part of sub-paragraph (1) and sub-paragraph (4) of that paragraph). It requires a CSOP scheme to be only open to qualifying employees, defined in sub-paragraph (2) as employees other than directors, and to full-time directors of a company in the group scheme. The reference to the qualifying employee (who is not required to work full-time) has been made clearer by inserting an “a” before qualifying employee in sub-paragraph (1).

3389.The effect of ESC B27, now codified by paragraph 34 of this Schedule, is that employment in a jointly owned company as defined there can also qualify.

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