Beaufort Financial Reading is an independent Financial Adviser that offers sophisticated and transparent financial advice to individual clients and private companies.

Making plans today to ensure your wealth and assets remain in your family, with future inheritors being protected, is what we refer to as estate planning. Inheritance tax (IHT) planning becomes part of the wider estate planning exercise.

Beaufort Financial is here to help you plan in several ways:

  • Working with your other professional advisers (solicitors/accountants) to optimise the estate and tax-planning aspects of your Will
  • Advising you on the various tax implications involved in giving lifetime gifts
  • Reviewing your pension provision and suggesting ways to improve its role in your estate planning
  • Arranging investments and life assurance to help reduce or fund IHT
  • Helping you to understand how trusts work
  • Advising you on any relevant insurance or protection plans to cover you, should you need
  • Reviewing your current protection/insurance policies.

We can help you find the best solution, that’s right for your situation. We also offer a free no-obligation initial consultation to discuss your financial needs.


Inheritance tax planning

Residence nil rate band

Life assurance

Inheritance tax frozen allowances

Inheritance tax and your pension

Inheritance tax lifetime gifting

Client tax guides

You and yours – estate planning

Estate planning is usually not a subject that attracts immediate attention. It requires you to consider what will happen when your life is over, hardly something most of us rush to contemplate. Consequently, estate planning often becomes a do-it-tomorrow task. Then it could suddenly become all important… or it might be too late.


Financial protection – for you and your family

Financial resilience is the ability to recover quickly from an unexpected financial shock. Many of us insure our homes and cars without really thinking about it, but far fewer insure their lives and incomes. Savings can and do help in the short-term. But what happens when they run out?


Investing for children

Most parents want to help their children financially, whether it is making sure there is enough money for their education or eventually helping them to buy a property. An early objective as they grow up may well be to help children understand the value and importance of money.


Taxation of property

Becoming a landlord has been an attractive proposition for anyone who could raise a deposit, thanks to a prolonged period of low borrowing costs and generally rising property values. Uncertainty in the housing market may reduce property prices whilst capital gains tax (CGT) changes may occur.


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