IHT is prime monetary concern for rich Britons

Inheritance tax stays the highest monetary concern amongst rich Britons, adopted by gifting with out shedding management and sustaining existence, based on analysis from RBC Wealth Administration.

The research was performed with 600 respondents with a minimal of £500,000 in investible belongings.

In contrast with the earlier 12 months, IHT issues elevated, climbing virtually a 3rd by 8 proportion factors throughout the generations to 35%, with a 16 proportion factors rise in these aged 55 and over.

The analysis additionally revealed that thrice extra ladies than males hesitated to use for wealth merchandise due to a lack of expertise.

In the meantime issues continued over capital features tax will increase amongst all age teams.

Nick Ritchie, senior director of wealth planning at RBC, mentioned: “The survey outcomes level to the rich re-evaluating later life priorities and wealth stewardship, a pattern possible prompted by the UK’s unsure political and financial future, which might probably alter the long run panorama of intergenerational transfers.”

He added that it was fascinating that the youthful rich have been exhibiting the very best stage of concern over wealth switch, based on the analysis.

Throughout the generations, IHT remained the primary concern regardless of ongoing hypothesis of a possible tax reduce, leaping from 27% within the prior 12 months’s survey to 35% (equal to a 12% and 16% year-on-year rise for 25-34 12 months olds and 55-65 12 months olds respectively).

The ballot additionally discovered that rich Brits have been involved about gifting with out shedding management or giving an excessive amount of too quickly, significantly amongst 35-54 12 months olds (which noticed the sharpest year-on-year rise from 16% to 23%), and girls (climbing from 20% to 29%).

Not realizing how a lot is sufficient to preserve existence in later life was additionally a priority for respondents, with these closest to retirement ages most involved (31%). The survey confirmed that youthful, pre-retirement respondents have been more and more apprehensive (24%) about this matter in comparison with the prior 12 months (20%).

Adjustments to the Capital Beneficial properties Tax charge was one other prime concern for rich respondents, with these in pre-retirement ages (aged 55-65) most involved (27% in 2023 vs 14% in 2022). The survey confirmed that male respondents have been extra apprehensive (26%) in comparison with feminine respondents (19%).

The analysis by RBC additionally discovered that just about 30% of girls have hesitated to use for wealth administration merchandise as a result of a lack of expertise, in contrast with solely 10% of males, with ladies additionally so much much less assured than males relating to funding administration and diversifying belongings.

Some 81% of girls mentioned they’d profit from extra steerage in contrast with 67% of males and 71% of girls mentioned they required steerage in contrast with 66% of males.

Annabel Bosman, head of relationship administration at RBC, mentioned: “The truth that thrice extra ladies than males hesitated to use for wealth administration providers in 2023 due to a lack of expertise can’t be ignored, significantly in mild of the bumpy highway forward of us.”

• Survey commissioned by RBC Wealth Administration and performed in collaboration with Kantar Media in October 2023 with 600 respondents with a minimal of £500,000 in investible belongings.



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