Webinar: A stake in success
Re-imagining employee share plans for the 2020s
4 May 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 (BST)
Employee share plans have been shown to increase company’s productivity. They produce a more engaged and focused workforce and one which is more financially resilient. Besides being a low-risk option for building up financial capital for those at all income levels, they align employees' interests with those investing financially in the company's shares.
Despite these benefits, there have been no key changes in how they are operated for 20 years. We find policymakers have low levels of knowledge or awareness.
Join us for the launch event of a key new report A Stake in Success: Employee share ownership and the Post Covid economy. Report authors and leading thinktank, the Social Market Foundation, will set out the case for expanding employee share ownership in the UK. This will be followed by a discussion on the report conclusions with our expert panel.
Chair: Claer Barrett, Consumer Editor, Financial Times
Scott Corfe, Research Director, Social Market Foundation
Jonathan Djanogly, MP for Huntingdon (Conservative)
Sarah Olney, MP for Richmond Park (Lib/Dem)
Peter Swabey, Executive Director, ProShare
This new report makes a case for the share ownership agenda to form a key part of a ‘fair and strong economic recovery’ narrative as we emerge from the coronavirus crisis. It argues that the case for wider rates of employee share ownership is compelling. We will discuss how employee share ownership could play a role in tackling the UK’s productivity crisis, improving economic growth, innovation and outcomes for employees such as higher wages as well as bolstering the financial resilience of UK households.