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Bereaved Minor Trust

Bereaved Minor Trust

Mrs Taylor is sadly killed in an accident leaving money to her son aged 6 – the Trustees need advice on how to invest it for the future, minimising tax but meeting their Trustee obligations.

Client Circumstances

  • A mother Mrs Taylor dies in an accident leaving a son aged 6
  • The Will specifies entitlement at age 18
  • Estate assets are £220,000 cash from investments
  • A Trust is created as the child is a minor.
  • No income required initially from the Trust

Recommended Solutions

  • Ensure completion of Vulnerable persons Election form VPE1
  • Income and Capital Gains are taxed on the beneficiary with full personal allowances
  • Emergency reserve fund provision to be held in a Trustee Bank Account £20,000
  • Remainder of £200,000 into a collective portfolio
  • Invested in a diverse manner across the main asset classes UK & Overseas Equities, Commercial Property and Fixed Interest securities.
  • Asset allocation to match Trustees’ risk profile
  • Income to be accumulated until required
  • Increase diversification by investing in a range of 10-15 funds
  • Arrange investments on appropriate Platform/Wrap
  • Review and rebalance the trust asset on a regular basis.

Benefits from advice given

  • Trustees meet their duties/responsibilities under Trustee Act 2000
  • Diversified strategy achieved
  • Strong medium to long term growth potential to benefit the beneficiary
  • Natural income accumulated but available to distribute for the beneficiary’s needs if required.
  • Simplified administration/reporting from Platform/Wrap

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This example is for illustrative purposes only, based on current legislation and tax allowances. Tax rules and regulations are subject to change.

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