Leaving company and share scheme

Treehoger1
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edited 10 February at 10:28AM in Cutting tax
I handed my resignation and have company share scheme at my old employer. I cannot keep them, so will need to sell or transfer them to a brokerage (I would appreciate any advise here) I will loose some company matched shares but also will have to pay tax on the shares  have. They were on the salary sacrifice scheme and I haven't owned them long enough.
Will the amount of shares value now affect my income for the purposes of tax? Say, I have 5k worth of shares, and will have to pay 20% tax. Does it mean that my income for the year is 5k higher, or would it not affect the income. 
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