The Social Market Foundation has published a report advancing the case of Employee Share Ownership [pdf].
From the executive summary:
“Evidence presented in this report suggests that 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.”
It’s a particularly appealing prospect for workers on the low-end of the pay scale.
“Employee shareholders in the lowest income quartile (“the poorest 25%”) have median net financial wealth £10,900 greater than those that are not employee shareholders.”