Employee Benefit Trust Advice

Business Owners, who are thinking of establishing an employee benefit trust [EBT] as part of their tax mitigation strategy, find it difficult to obtain appropriate advice on “best practice” as opposed to commission led product advice. Employee Benefit Trusts are a much specialised subject and very few people are able to give the proper advice that you require at an economic cost.

The first objective is to for us to determine with you, what you, the Business Owner wishes to achieve, your objectives for you and your business and whether this might best be achieved by using an EBT as part of your tax planning strategy,

Basically an employee benefit trust is set up by a company that wishes to provide enhanced benefits to its employees. It can be an excellent mechanism, for this but you need advice to ensure that you extract the maximum efficiency from the arrangement. You need advice on the employee benefit trust on such matters as:

In which jurisdiction is the trust going to be resident?
Establish and obtain advice on the tax treatment of the contributions
The way that the benefits will be taxed when they emerge from the trust

People seeking advice on setting up such a trust find several of the experts have made it seem like a cure all for their taxation ills. It is not. It can become an administrative nightmare

Without proper advice, an employee benefit trust can become a “millstone” around the neck of your company. The principal uses of employee benefit trusts include:
For tax efficient succession planning
For the provision of tax efficient loans to Directors and
Enhanced EBTs can be used to shelter investment gains subject to certain conditions
The advice on employee benefit trust from your tax advisor should cover such matters as:

Funding
the consequences of beneficial loans
Inheritance Tax
Other tax mitigation

In short an employee benefit trust set up and run properly with proper administration in place is a benefit to a company. Without advice it will become a nightmare to the owners.

It is to be stressed that the average accountant and IFA is totally unaware of the dangers and of most opportunities of these trusts. Most will just rely on standard documentation, find you a Trustee whose efficiency is not known, pocket a substantial fee and leave you to “sink or swim” on your own.
So if you are thinking of setting up such a trust, you will require advice on employee benefit trusts. We have more than 30 years experience of setting up such trusts ranging from companies with 3 or 4 employees up to large corporates.
If you would like further advice please call for a no obligation initial discussion to discover how you might mitigate the effects of paying tax at 61% from April 2010, please contact us or ask for a free fact sheet.
Asset Preservation Partnership LLP
Woodlands Farm Cottage, Woodlands Lane
Windlesham Surrey-GU20 6AT UK
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Pregnancy Physiotherapy and Postnatal Pilates Classes You can Count on

Having a baby is one of the greatest joys a woman can experience. Pregnancy physiotherapy and postnatal Pilates make the entire process all the more comfortable, safe and happy. Women who opt for pregnancy physiotherapy and post-childbirth exercise regimen not only recover faster but also enjoy better health and protection from complications. Propel Physiotherapy, prominent physiotherapy experts catering to residents of Moonee Ponds, Brunswick, Essendon and other north-west Melbourne suburbs in neighbouring areas, have been offering expert pregnancy physiotherapy, postnatal Pilate exercises and a wide array of other physiotherapy services such as:

Exercise rehabilitation

  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Clinical Pilates exercise and group classes
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Mastitis/blocked ducts
  • Home physiotherapy visits
  • Postnatal health
  • Women and men’s health

and more.

Here’s an overview of Pregnancy Physiotherapy and Postnatal Pilates guidance offered by Propel Physiotherapy:

Pregnancy Physiotherapy:

Experts recommend pregnancy physiotherapy strongly as it prescribes and provides the best treatment to women on the threshold of motherhood. At Propel Physiotherapy, pregnancy physiotherapy is offered through:

·  Prenatal health

Health during the prenatal stage of pregnancy can be maintained with clinical pilates exercise, which improves core, lower body and upper body strength during pregnancy.

·  Exercise during pregnancy

Aileen Sim, postgraduate-trained physiotherapist at Propel Physiotherapy who’s a well-known expert in women’s health, offers energetic yet gentle exercises for pregnancy that improve the core, pelvic floor, lower body and upper body strength. Utmost care is taken to ensure that the exercises, which are pelvic floor friendly, are wholly safe for pregnancy.

·  Back pain during pregnancy

Most women experience pregnancy back pain during pregnancy. Back pain affects in different ways, which is something very important to know. Women’s health physiotherapist Aileen at Propel Physiotherapy treats back pain exactly the way it should be and gives guaranteed results.  The experts also closely observe and check issues like tummy separation and treat it correctly. The line of treatment includes doing stretching and some soft tissue work on muscles that are tightened. Pregnant women are also provided assistance with posture and all the exercises they should perform as per their position and needs.

·  Pregnancy incontinence

Pregnancy incontinence is also quite common during pregnancy, especially during the later stages. Propel Physiotherapy recommends a thorough pelvic floor assessment, and the right pelvic floor muscle technique with appropriate dosage and progression to provide relief from pregnancy incontinence and related problems.

Postnatal Pilates

The special postnatal Pilates at Propel Physiotherapy consist of:

Mum and Bub exercises and postnatal check-up. Postnatal Pilates is a highly effective way of improving core strength, lower body, upper body and overall strength during the early postnatal stage. Propel Physiotherapy’s exclusive sessions focus intensely on:

  • Toning the pelvic floor muscles
  • Improving overall strength
  • Improving the posture and muscles in the upper back

The fact that each woman’s body is different has to be considered before prescribing any exercise. Being highly experienced and an expert in women’s health, Aileen is a pro at customising and recommending the right exercises that suit every new moms perfectly. Besides improving their overall well-being, postnatal pilates also let them experience the joy of exercising with their babies.

During postnatal check-up, Aileen and other physiotherapists listen caringly to new mothers and provide them all the assistance and support they need. They conduct all the check-ups that are necessary, prescribe exercises and monitor them individually to have a happy, healthy and easy motherhood.


Employment and Economy Announces a Photo Contest on Projects Co-Financed by the Structural Funds in

It has two categories, one for the ERDF and the other for the European Social Fund

Spain, May 26, 2013 – The Ministry of Employment and the Economy, through the Directorate General Economic Strategy Development and European Affairs, announces a photo contest on projects co-financed by the Structural Funds, which aims to give greater visibility to the actions carried out in the region with European funds and spread among the population the contribution of these to the convergence of Castilla-La Mancha with other European regions.

In the contest, with a deadline open until June 2, be open to all those over 18 years, organizations, companies or entities of any type that have a Facebook profile or previously are friends Castilla Structural Funds -La Mancha. To access it, you must enter the Facebook page of the Structural Funds in Castilla-La Mancha and select “Like”.

Contest participants performed based projects photographs of Castilla-La Mancha and co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) or by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the present through the Facebook page of the Structural Funds to be eligible for one of four prizes to be awarded.

Contest winners will be awarded an iPad 4 Generation (1st place) and a Ebook / Tablet PAPYRE 715 (2nd place) for each category, ESF or ERDF

There are two categories, one for projects co-financed by the ESF, and the second for the ERDF initiatives. Within the category of ESF accept photographs of projects related to training and education, job creation, promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship, equal opportunities between men and women and the fight against social exclusion .

For ERDF, the actions are aimed at developing the knowledge economy, business innovation, the environment, investments in favor of the rehabilitation of the peripheral and social infrastructure, as well as transport, communications and energy.

The participants may be presented with a photograph to one of the categories, choosing one of the four awards. For more information, the legal basis of the contest are available at the following address:

Press Contact: Consejeria de Empleo y Economia Media Relations Consejeria de Empleo y Economia Address: Avda Ireland No 14 512-212-1139