Although not necessarily thought of in the conventional meaning of trading, it is noteworthy that Lloyds Underwriting activities are considered a trade for Business Property Relief (“BPR”) purposes. This can be very attractive for both the value of the underwriting business and also for the ancillary trust fund assets. In the correct circumstances, accumulated income and gains held in the special reserve fund should attract full BPR too.
Most participants in the Lloyds markets are now corporate bodies and so the BPR should generally extend to the shares in those special purpose vehicles provided the appropriate conditions are met.
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