Trusts with vulnerable beneficiary – Finance Bill 2013 draft clauses

Published on 12 February 2013

We welcome the decision to extend the vulnerable/disabled trust regime to trusts for beneficiaries in receipt of the daily living component of personal independence payment (PIP). However, the three-step definition we had proposed – involving a list of medical conditions and possible certification by a doctor/lawyer who knows the beneficiary – would have ensured that nobody needing the protection of such trusts would be left out of the statutory definition.

We also regard it as a missed opportunity that the tax rules governing such trusts, which are often inconsistent as between different taxes, have not been aligned and simplified.

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