Education trusts

The costs of educating your grandchildren can be an expensive exercise with the ever-rising cost of private school fees and hikes in university tuition costs.  You may wish to help your children fund the cost of your grandchildren's education in a tax efficient manner


Grandparents could consider settling their shares into a bare trust to hold the shares for the benefit of the Beneficiaries i.e. their grandchildren.  This gives the grandchildren the benefits of holding the shares but without any control.  Income that is generated on the shares held in trust will be subject to income tax, but the dividend income arising on the shares is assessed on the grandchildren (not the grandparent) who would potentially have access to all or majority of their personal allowance and dividend allowance. This allows grandparents to assist their children in a tax efficient manner by playing a large role in funding their grandchildren’s education. 



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