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We’ve designed our venture capital trust (VCT), inheritance tax and Octopus Choice planning scenarios to help you develop strategies for your clients.

Remember, our products are not suitable for everybody. The value of an investment, and any income from it, can fall as well as rise. Your clients may not get back the full amount they invest.

For our inheritance tax and VCT products, tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and could change in the future. Tax reliefs depend on portfolio companies maintaining their qualifying status. Also remember that the shares of smaller companies and VCT shares could fall or rise in value more than other shares listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. They may also be harder to sell. For a fuller discussion of risks, see our guide to risks .

For Octopus Choice, please note that investments are in loans backed by property and could be affected by property market conditions. For the same reason, instant access to your clients’ invested capital cannot be guaranteed. Peer-to-peer investments are not protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

 

Find out how Alison could get a better return for her cash.

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Discover how Niraj, a landlord, found an alternative income through loans secured against bricks and mortar.

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Discover how Paul could make the cash in his business work harder.

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Find out how Richard, who is approaching retirement, is seeking a return outside of equity.

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Discover how Graham, a company director, could help the company get a better return on its cash.

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Find out how John, a committed ISA investor, could target a good return without investing in the stock market.

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Claire is a freelancer with excess cash in her company’s bank account. Discover how she found a solution.

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Inheritance tax planning scenarios

 

Clients who require access to their investment: Read how clients can retain control of their wealth while also planning to minimise inheritance tax.

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Clients who want an inheritance tax-efficient ISA: Read how clients can move their ISAs out of the inheritance tax trap, without losing the ISA tax benefits or control over their assets.

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Clients looking to settle assets into trust: Read how clients can plan for an immediate 20% charge on assets settled into a discretionary trust by investing in shares that qualify for Business Property Relief (BPR).

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Clients with a power of attorney in place: It can be difficult for clients with a power of attorney in place to pass on wealth tax-efficiently. Read how clients can plan for this by investing in Business Property Relief-qualifying shares that remain the property of the client.

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Clients with a loan trust in place: Read how clients with a loan trust may want to plan for their estate by using investments that qualify for Business Property Relief.

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Clients who’ve sold a business in the last three years: Read how clients who have sold a business could invest the proceeds to reduce an inheritance tax liability on their estate.

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Visit our grow your estate planning hub for five steps to help maximise your estate planning business.

 

Venture capital trust planning scenarios

 

Clients looking to reduce their income tax bill: Read how high net worth individuals can use a venture capital trust (VCT) to reduce income tax liabilities across several tax years.

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Clients looking to extract money from their pension tax efficiently: Read how a VCT could be used to make the most out of money extracted from a pension.

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Clients who are landlords looking to make tax-efficient investments: Read how clients with a regular buy-to-let property income could use a VCT to claim income tax relief.

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Clients likely to exceed the lifetime pension allowance: Read how clients can use VCTs to complement existing pension and retirement planning strategies.

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Clients in the medical profession looking at alternative ways to invest for retirement: Read how NHS professionals could use small company investing to offset tax on their various income streams.

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Clients who are additional rate tax payers: Read how high earners could use a VCT to complement existing pension and retirement planning strategies.

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Clients looking to extract money from a business tax efficiently: Read how a VCT could be used to help extract surplus money from a business in a tax-efficient manner.

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Nothing on this page constitutes investment, tax or legal advice. Any recommendation should be based on a holistic review of your client’s financial situation, objectives and needs. Before deciding to invest, your clients must understand all the risks and read all product literature carefully.