ESS Start-Up Changes

by Employee Share Ownership on October 22, 2015

ESS Start-Up Changes
































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Submission by Employee Ownership Australia to the Senate Enquiry into cooperatives, mutuals and member owned firms

July 10, 2015

EOA has made a submission to the Senate Enquiry in the role that cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms play in the Australian economy. In the submission, EOA contends that the following will need to be considered: Increased diversity in ownership forms is essential to a more sustainable economy and to a fairer and more and […]

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Conference Wrap up 2015

June 12, 2015

Employee Share Schemes – annual conference ends on high note Increased emphasis on extending schemes to Small Business Australian scheme practice compared with overseas Australian organisations urged towards international leadership Outstanding member company performers recognised Wrapping up this year’s Annual Employee Ownership Australia (EOA) Conference in Melbourne this week, Ben Morris – Conference Chair, EOA […]

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Listed Companies Reaction to ESS Changes

June 8, 2015
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Employee Equity in Start-up Companies

January 5, 2015

The Government is to be commended for its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda and for the announcement in particular of more tailored settings for the taxation of employee shares and options issued by start-up companies. The tax policy reflected in these settings is plainly appropriate and most welcome. Without them, entrepreneurial investment in Australia would […]

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ASIC has Released an Updated Regulatory Guide and New Class Orders on Employee Incentive Schemes

November 3, 2014

New ASIC Class Orders  provides relief for employee incentive scheme offers. ASIC has released an update of employee incentive scheme policy along with an updated regulatory guide and new class orders on such schemes. ASIC is reducing business costs by broadening our relief to better facilitate employee incentive schemes and to reduce the red tape […]

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EOA will Support and Assist the Development of Public Service Mutuals In Australia

October 27, 2014

Interested in Starting a Public Service Mutual? Public service mutuals (PSMs) are organisations that have left the public sector but continue to deliver public services. Employee ownership usually plays a significant role in their operation. After “spinning out” from public sector, PSMs are free from government control and enable their staff to deliver and improve […]

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Treasury to Consult on the Announced Changes to Employee Share Ownership rules

October 22, 2014

Under the new rules for employee share ownership announced as part of the Industry, Innovation and Competitive Statement by the Federal Government last week, the Treasurer will consult with industry to ensure that the draft legislation delivers the intended outcome, with the legislation intended to come into effect for shares or options provided from 1 […]

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World’s Best Employee Share Ownership Policy is the Key to Competitiveness

September 17, 2014

A new age of enterprise is crucial to our prosperity TONY SMITH In sport, a handicap operates to level a race and produce a closer result. In the Melbourne Cup the best horses have weights added to their saddles. In the Stawell Gift there’s a staggered starting line, with the best sprinters forced to run […]

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Employee Ownership Reform could Significantly Boost the Economy New Report Shows

July 14, 2014

Employee Ownership Australia and New Zealand Association (EOA) today launched a new report Employee Share Schemes – Their Importance to the Economy report, which shows a reversal of the 2009 Employee Share Scheme laws would potentially boost the Australian economy by $1.4 billion in the long term. EOA and its expert panel partners Link Market […]

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