Having worked hard throughout your life you'll want your family to benefit from your estate. Unfortunately the taxman could have other ideas. In 2006/2007, almost 30,000 estates paid Inheritance Tax (IHT) which could all have been avoided, or reduced with some forward planning.

There are some straightforward ways to reduce the burden of inheritance tax, often by simply re-arranging your affairs. Indeed the effects of IHT on an estate can sometimes be removed altogether. Each case must be examined individually and very careful planning is necessary to ensure that whatever is done is both practical and effective according to your personal circumstances.

Mitigation of IHT can be achieved by careful use of insurance products, wills and trusts.

UNISON_trade_union_logoThe team at Corporate Benefits Consulting have been guiding the Trustees and Employers of the Unison Strathclyde Region Branch Pension Plan through an extremely complex and difficult Scheme closure and ultimate wind up. Our Client Manager, Allan Maxwell, has provided expert advice at all stages of this process which included the negotiation of a transfer of the Active members to the Unison Staff Pension Scheme and the securing of benefits for the remaining pensioners and deferred members. At Unison we feel it is important that our advisers are able to deal effectively with our pension arrangements offering imaginative and timely advice. Corporate Benefits have assisted us greatly by presenting comprehensive solutions to the problems that we faced. If good, practical pensions and employee benefits advice is what your company needs then Corporate Benefits would be a good starting point.
Catherine McClymontTrusteeUnison