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Tax planning is an essential part of financial advice. Setting an investment up in trust can be used as a key tool for the management of capital gains and inheritance tax planning.

Our range of trusts enable your clients to both protect and manage their assets in a tax efficient way.

So whether a client is looking to provide for their loved ones, protect an inheritance for their family, provide for elderly relatives or even help plan succession in a family business, we can help.

Draft trust forms for collectives

We have three draft trust forms for collectives that provide you with a starting point to set up a Bare Trust, a Discretionary Gift Trust or a Discretionary Loan Trust for your clients.

Learn more about draft trust forms for collectives

CLIA(I) Discounted Gift Scheme

Designed for people who wish to reduce the potential inheritance tax (IHT) liability on their estate by making a lifetime gift into trust, this product has the additional benefit of allowing fixed regular income payments to be received by the trustee.

Trustees can invest in the CLIA(I) International Portfolio Bond through a Discounted Gift Scheme.

Learn more about CLIA(I) Discounted Gift Scheme

Bypass Trust

While pension death benefits are normally paid free of inheritance tax, they may become taxable if a beneficiary passes away. A Bypass Trust adds extra flexibility to the Cofunds Pension Account and the Suffolk Life Mastersipp by enabling the death benefits to remain accessible without forming part of a beneficiary’s estate for inheritance tax purposes - maximising the amount that passes to the next generation.

Find out more on the Bypass Trust

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