Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is the tax that you pay on the value of your estate on death if it exceeds a certain value. With careful planning, IHT can be considerably reduced or even removed completely, so that your loved ones can receive as much of your legacy as possible. There are various options available to you to reduce or remove IHT, including:

  • Gifting to reduce the value of your estate. This needs to be carefully managed so that you have sufficient money to live on.
  • Trusts such as Discounted Gift Trusts, Loan Trusts and Reversionary Interest Trusts. Each type has various means of providing an income whilst reducing the value of your estate.
  • Life assurance to ensure that funds are available to cover the IHT bill, so that your beneficiaries receive the full estate.

Naturally, this is a complex area which requires careful planning and advice. Sometimes there is a need to involve other professions, such as solicitors and accountants. We will work closely with yours, or can recommend our own professional contacts for you to appoint. To discuss how you can make sure that your loved ones receive as much of your estate as possible, please get in touch.

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"I had a little money to invest. Mark chose the right investments for me and explained everything carefully. I am pleasantly surprised by the outcome!"

Veronica Tyrrell

A client since 2007

Worcester

30/01/2019

"Mark always explains in simple language the reasons for his recommendations and the investment objectives. We have confidence in his advice and have recommended his services to others."

David Bull

A client since 2014

Yateley

30/01/2019

"Mark has been my financial adviser for over 20 years. I wanted to start thinking about my long-term future when I had children. Mark listened to what we wanted to achieve, discussed and explained our options and supported us to implement our choices. Over the long term, we are in a much better place financially."

Jo Greenfield

A client since 2000

Basingstoke

30/01/2019

"Due to poor health, I decided to retire at 58 and asked Mark to develop my retirement plan. Mark provided a number of options for my retirement, and after discussing these with Mark we decided on and implemented the preferred course of action. "

Steve Smith

A client since 2017

Andover

30/01/2019

"I was looking for pensions advice and Mark was recommended to me by a friend. His advice was clear and informative; I have very little understanding of financial jargon and he was very patient and answered all my questions. He kept me informed of progress along the way and explained the best way to manage my pensions; which ones to leave as is, and which ones to transfer to a better scheme. I will certainly use him for any further financial advice in the future."

Stewart Coombs

A client since 2018

Andover

18/12/2018

"Having retired last June I needed Mark’s expertise on my best options and as usual he gave the best advice and guidance. We have used Mark as our financial adviser for more years than I can even think about. We trust him 100%."

Ken Bowden

A client since 1991

Basingstoke

01/05/2019

"Mark is really professional and took the time to thoroughly understand my financial position before advising me on my pension investments. In a complicated market I was grateful for the guidance."

Lisa Walsh

A client since 2016

Andover

01/04/2019

Reviews and Ratings for Financial adviser Mark Bastable, Salisbury