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Finance Act 2014

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Section 49: Share Incentive Plans: Increase in Maximum Annual Awards Etc

2.Subsections (1) to (4) amend Schedule 2 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (ITEPA) to increase the maximum value of the SIP free shares that can be awarded to an employee each year from £3,000 to £3,600; and the maximum amount of an employee’s salary that can be used to purchase SIP partnership shares each year from £1,500 to £1,800. These changes took effect from 6 April 2014.

Section 50: Share Incentive Plans: Power to Adjust Maximum Annual Awards Etc

3.Subsections (1) to (4) amend Schedule 2 of ITEPA to allow future changes to SIP annual limits to be made by Treasury Order. This new power applies to the maximum value of SIP free shares that can be awarded to an employee (as set out in paragraph 35 Schedule 2), the maximum amount of an employee’s salary that can be used to purchase SIP partnership shares (paragraph 46) and the maximum ratio of matching shares to partnership shares (paragraph 60). This change took effect from the date the Finance Bill 2014 received Royal Assent.

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