by Hugh Nineham and Tara Walsh

The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published on 4 July 2012 the final report from the Nuttall Review of Employee Ownership (the Nuttall Review).  It identifies a number of barriers to the creation and uptake of employee ownership arrangements.  The Nuttall Review identified significant economic and social benefits in employee ownership, which the UK Government has endorsed.

As a result, the UK Government has published new regulations to deregulate the current share buyback regime, which are to take effect later this year and intend to simplify the current overly burdensome rules.

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