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Have huge increase due to forced company shares payout

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Hi all,

are share awards supposed to be included in CSA calculations?

last year the company I work for was sold off and as a result all of the un vested shares we had got paid out.

Unfortunately  this payout went through my payslip and has now formed part of my CSA. My payments are now calculated on around 30k more than I actually earn and that’s assuming I get a full bonus.

I’ve asked for a reconsideration but it was refused as the difference was under 25% but at the rate they have me down for a 25% change is a huge amount of money.

It’s totally screwed my mortgage application as the monthly amount has doubled from 600 to a jaw dropping 1200 a month but because it all went through my payslip I don’t think there’s anything I can do other than wait until next year?




Topic starter Posted : 18/09/2022 2:46 pm
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yes unfortunately anything that shows up on your payslip will be considered gross income by CMS. next time if your income drops by 25% let them know. otherwise you can wait for the next annual review, and challenge it.

Posted : 18/09/2022 9:23 pm
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@bill337 For me, because I received no nett increase, as my award is Restricted Stock Units, CMS said they would treat as assets, not income.

They appeared on my Pay Slip as gross, so I am taxed at the extra but there is no nett award, so thankfully they stated they would treat as assets.


I assume if they had vested plus paid out to me nett, they would treat as income.....

Posted : 19/09/2022 4:37 pm

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