Liverpool Corporate Estate Planning

Liverpool Corporate Estate Planning

How would your business deal with the death of a business owner or major shareholder? Does the business have all the necessary legal documents in place to enable a smooth transition? Most business owners have given little or no thought to this area of planning.

When we begin to talk to clients about protecting their business, we don’t immediately talk about exit planning; shareholder agreements; ownership of shares; tax mitigation; and how the business would strive in the event of their early death. Instead, our Liverpool IFA and Liverpool corporate estate planning team start with the basics:

Liverpool Estate Planning Solutions

Liverpool Corporate Estate Planning Specialist

Our Liverpool corporate estate planning team talk through and implement your needs, in relation to:

Will:
Does the business owner have a will drafted that deals with their shares in the business? Is it up to date and tax efficient?

Shareholder agreements:
Who owns how many shares in the business? Do the company’s articles and memorandum of wishes dictate how shares will be disposed of?

Protection:
Is there sufficient life cover in place to pay the value of the shares to the deceased’s estate?

Control:
Who is going to run the business if you became ill, or died? Are they capable of doing so? Do they have the right knowledge and expertise?

Do you have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) registered?

Corporate Estate Planning Liverpool

Corporate Estate Planning Liverpool

Clearly, there are a huge number of issues for a business owner/shareholder to think about. Simply having a life insurance policy and basic will in place may not be enough. By having a member of our team talk through your wishes and reviewing your legal documents, we can ensure your business and family will be in the best possible shape if the worst happened.

Call the Assured Wealth and Estate Planning Liverpool financial planning adviser team today and book your FREE Liverpool retirement planning consultation.

Probate fees are increasing and a new death tax is starting

Assured Wealth and Estate Planning guide to the increased fee level and how forward planning can mitigate the new fees


What is probate?

When someone dies, you need to obtain the legal right to deal with their property, money and possessions, and to do so you need a grant of representation, which is commonly known as ‘probate’.


When is probate not needed?

Usually you won’t need to apply for probate if the estate does not include land, property or shares, if it is passing to a surviving spouse or civil partner because it was held in joint names or if the estate is valued at less than £5,000. However, each financial institution has its own rules and may still require a grant of probate certificate.

The new fees will apply to all applications received by the probate service on or after the date it is introduced in April 2019, irrespective of the date of death.


What is happening to probate fees?

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Protecting your assets with Trusts and effective Estate Planning

Most of the people within the UK (65%), do not have a valid will to enable them to leave their assets to the people they want to, when they die.  This leaves them vulnerable to having their: savings; investments; life insurance; pensions and property passed to bloodline family that they may not even know, or indeed like.

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Are Annuities Still A Viable Option For Retirement Planning?

Are Annuities Still A Viable Option?

Annuities are retirement products that guarantee you with a regular income after you retire.

You choose a provider, pick an appropriate annuity to suit your needs and, in exchange for some or all of your pension savings, the annuity provides income until you die.

The use of annuities has declined markedly in recent years, with figures from the Association of British Insurers suggesting sales have fallen by as much as 80% since 2014.

Research from the Financial Conduct Authority reflects this trend, with year-on-year annuity sales down 16% in the six months to April 2017.

This is partly due to the fact that, following former chancellor George Osborne’s introduction of pension reforms in 2015, people now have more options when it comes to planning their retirement.

However, are annuities still a viable retirement planning option to consider in 2017?

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Why Choose us

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Investment portfolio review

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Cash flow modelling

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Fully Independent

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FCA regulated

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Financial planning

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Estate planning qualified

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Pension transfer specialists

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Occupational pension specialists

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All types of mortgages

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Care fee planning

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Low cost fees

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Corporate planning

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Wealth management

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Retirement planning

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Inheritance tax mitigation

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