Clive Barwell TEP FCSI CFP

Clive Barwell
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Blog | Monthly Archives: June 2015

Inheritance Tax | A Case Study using income

Written under a simple family trust, the policy proceeds then cost-effectively compensates the beneficiaries for some or all of the IHT on death.

Inheritance Tax, Business Property Relief and specialist BPR products

In Inheritance Tax – Mitigation using Business Property Relief – I introduced both Business Property Relief (BPR) and the concept of this being available to non-entrepreneurs. In this article, I will begin to explore the use of BPR products, which have been put together by specialist Investment Managers to bring BPR relief from IHT to […]

Inheritance Tax, Business Property Relief and AIM shares

All forms of investment carry some degree of risk and whilst I don’t want to understate the risk of investing in shares quoted on the AIM, I will argue that the step-up from investing in shares quoted on the London Stock Exchange is not that great, if fundamental investing principles are followed.

Funding Care Home Fees: The Future

Aspects of the Dilnot Commission are incorporated into the Care Act 2015, including a “cap” on care costs and an increase in the asset threshold. Will this help you? The Government’s “smoke and mirrors” approach to this is exposed!

Will the Council actually pay for your care?

Many people try and shelter their assets in the belief it will mean the Council will pay for their care. Is this a myth?

Eligible Care Needs: What are they?

Underpinning the funding elements of the Care Act 2014 are “Eligible Care Needs”, which are explored in this article.

Deferred Payment Scheme: What is it and how does it work?

In this article I introduce the Deferred Payment Scheme (“Equity Release” offered by the Local Authority in lieu of selling Granny’s home to pay for her care).

What is the right care package for Granny?

If you are needing help with deciding what is the right care package for you or a loved-one this article introduces you to MySupportBroker, who can do all the leg-work for you and probably save you money into the bargain.

Property in the European Union and your Will

Brussels IV is the solution to the forced heirship provisions, which can currently thwart the best laid plans of British Will-makers. However, what many people are not aware of is that the new rules will only benefit those British nationals who have taken appropriate action during their lifetime by drafting a new Will.

The passive approach to investment

That’s the whole story in a nutshell. Investment is really not that complicated. In fact, the more complicated that people make it sound the more you should be sceptical.

What is the right care package for Granny?

When you reach that stage in your life, or the life of a loved one, when you realise that you need help, there is a bewildering array of options available to you. Which one do you choose?

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