A lot can impact a business. Issues with the supply chain, poor sales, and the weather are just a few examples. One of the most serious events can be the loss of a shareholder. With many businesses relying on the expertise and/or equity they provide, the loss of a shareholder through death or critical illness can have a devastating impact on the future of the company.
Without a plan in place a shareholder’s equity would pass to their estate, potentially meaning your business is part-owned by someone with no interest in the future of the company. Shareholder Protection Insurance provides surviving shareholders with the funds to purchase the shares from a third-party.
Business protection policies are designed to cover the financial impact of the death or serious illness of personnel within the organisation.
Alan Boswell Group will provide advice on the full suite of business protection policies available to you and your business and can recommend a solution tailored to your needs.
Yes, if paid for by the business. Often shareholder protection is purchased by the individual and therefore payments would be made from previously taxed income. But if the business pay the premiums then it is taxed as a benefit-in-kind.
There are many ways to evaluate a company value, including applying a multiple of the net profit of the company. Also, Market Capitalisation is an option for businesses large enough to have issued shares and is the value of each share multiplied by the number of shares available.
No, there is no legal requirement for shareholder protection. But, it makes good business sense to ensure that equity in the business is not owned by people with little to no interest in the success of the firm.
Relevant life insurance does not include critical illness cover and is designed to pay out to the estate of the deceased.
Shareholder protection, alongside a cross option agreement, is specifically used to enable the remaining shareholders to purchase the shares of the deceased at a fair and agreed price.
Death In service insurance pays out a tax-free lump sum to an employee’s beneficiary in the event of their death.
Group personal accident insurance provides an instant tax-free cash payment in the event of death, disablement, or loss of hearing, sight, or speech following an accident.
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