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Partnership Protection

What is Partnership Protection Insurance? A partnership is defined as “the relationship that exists between persons carrying on a business in common with a view to profit”.

The value of pensions and the income they produce can fall as well as rise, you may get back less than you invested.

PARTNERSHIP PROTECTION

The 1890 Partnership Act states that, unless a partnership agreement is set up to say otherwise, the partnership must be dissolved on the death of a partner.

This gives powers to the deceased partner’s heirs. They can, if necessary, sue for a share of the value of the dissolution profits.

So there are two key issues:

  • Ensuring the partnership can continue when a partner dies.
  • That surviving partners maintain control of the partnership.

WHAT IS A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT?

This ensures that the partnership doesn’t have to be dissolved and that the surviving partners can purchase the deceased partner’s share from their heirs, if they want to.

As well as a partnership agreement, one of the following should be set up alongside the protection plans:

BUY AND SELL AGREEMENT

This binds the deceased’s heirs to sell the share of the partnership and the remaining partners to buy it.

CROSS OPTION AGREEMENT (also called a double option agreement)

As per the buy and sell agreement, but this time the deceased’s heirs have the OPTION to sell and the surviving partners have the OPTION to buy, within certain timescales. Whichever party invokes the agreement, the other party must abide with their wishes. This form of agreement is seen as more flexible for inheritance tax purposes that the buy and sell agreement.

For these first two agreements to work, life assurance needs to be put in place to provide the surviving partners with money to purchase the partnership share from the deceased’s heirs.

AUTOMATIC ACCRUAL METHOD

More, complicated, but it does avoid the surviving partners needing to purchase the share of the partnership from the deceased partner’s heirs.

The deceased partner’s share passes automatically to the surviving partners, so there is no need for life assurance to provide cash with which to purchase the share from the deceased’s heirs. Personal life assurances may still be considered to “compensate” the heirs for the loss of the share of the partnership.

Please contact us to arrange an Business Planning Review. A Review is free and without obligation.

In this week's edition of Between The Lines you will find articles including:

* WTO points to 'silver lining' amid steepest trade fall in
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www.quilterinvestors.com/globalassets/quilter-investors/news-and-views/between-the-lines/july-202...
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In this weeks edition of Between The Lines  you will find articles including:

*   WTO points to silver lining amid steepest trade fall in 
     history
*   Losing Face(book)
*   Quilter Market Explainer: Imagining the new normal

https://www.quilterinvestors.com/globalassets/quilter-investors/news-and-views/between-the-lines/july-2020/between-the-lines-week-27.pdf

Working on your behalf

We here at Torbay Financial Services continue to monitor and manage your investments in challenging times.

We continue to conduct annual reviews of your investments either by telephone or zoom video link. Our office is also open from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm Monday to Friday for a face to face meeting should you prefer. All covid cleaning and sanitising protocols are in place as well as a large and substantial safety screen.

Existing clients are more than welcome to call any time they wish to chat about their investments and pensions. Through regular communication between you and the adviser you benefit from peace of mind that comes from knowing there's always someone looking out for you.

And for those new clients who wish to protect their current investments and pensions we can look at these and advise accordingly. Ensuring you are not taking more investment risk than you are comfortable with.

Call us today - we look forward to hearing from you 😃

☎️ Paul the Adviser - 07891 614559

💻 paul@torbayfinancialservices.co.uk
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Working on your behalf

We here at Torbay Financial Services continue to monitor and manage your investments in challenging times. 

We continue to conduct annual reviews of your investments either by telephone or zoom video link.  Our office is also open from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm Monday to Friday for a face to face meeting should you prefer. All covid cleaning and sanitising protocols are in place as well as a large and substantial safety screen.

Existing clients are more than welcome to call any time they wish to chat about their investments and pensions. Through regular communication between you and the adviser you benefit from peace of mind that comes from knowing theres always someone looking out for you. 

And for those new  clients who wish to protect their current investments and pensions we can look at these and advise accordingly. Ensuring you are not taking more investment risk than you are comfortable with. 

Call us today - we look forward to hearing from you 😃

  ☎️ Paul the Adviser - 07891 614559

💻    paul@torbayfinancialservices.co.uk
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