Joe Brewer Consulting Partner

One of the beauties of living in the UK is that children have a tax-free allowance worth £12,500 a year – the same as everyone else.


The so called Personal Allowance for tax-free income is £12,500 for the 2019/20 tax year and applies to all children from the day they are born!

And because children are usually not earning, they will not be using up their tax free allowance already. 

However, it is easy to breach employment law or local bylaws in employing children under the age of sixteen and hard to justify much in the way of remuneration.   Also in our view it is unwise to have a child as a shareholder in your company. In any case you as parents may be taxed on any income they receive.

So what is the answer?

At Oldfield Advisory we have developed a solution called the “Welfare Trust”.  We developed this specifically for:
  • Providing a tax efficient income for a child
  • Paying for school fees tax efficiently
  • Passing wealth from one generation to another without losing control
  • Supporting needy welfare situations tax efficiently

Trusts and taxation are very specialist areas. Oldfield Advisory are leaders in this field and will help you to avoid the pitfalls. The Welfare Trust is a unique creation and designed to be very low maintenance and easy to use from the beginning.

If you would like further advice, or an explanation of how you can pay school fees tax efficiently and provide a child with a tax free income, then please contact our team for further assistance.

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