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Estate Planning

When you have spent a whole lifetime building up your personal wealth, you want to think that upon your death your estate will pass into the hands of your chosen beneficiaries and not into the hands of the Taxman. And yet, all too often we meet clients who are shocked at how much of their inheritance is taken from them before they even see it!

At present rates, HM Revenue & Customs can take up to 40% of your estate! Yes almost half its value! Inheritance tax (IHT) used to be referred to as a 'voluntary tax' for the very wealthy, but with the recent dramatic increases in property values without a corresponding increase in the IHT threshold, many more estates have come within the Taxman's reach.

How do you pass a lifetime’s wealth to those you choose ?

There are a number of ways to reduce the potential tax liability on your estate, but they all involve careful planning - often over a long period. Lifetime gifts, the judicious use of trusts, and care with transfer of agricultural and business property can all help to reduce IHT liability.

It is also possible to mitigate potential inheritance tax liabilities by arranging adequate life assurance cover. We can help you with your estate planning, including succession planning and business exit strategies. We can also help with the drafting and updating of your will, and where appropriate, act as trustees or executors.

The answer is Estate Planning, sooner rather than later when it may be too late

To discuss how we can help you preserve as much of your wealth as possible for your chosen beneficiaries call us TODAY on 01226 245824 or use this link to book a free initial consultation. But don't leave it too late!