Relevant Life Insurance

Get the most tax-efficient way to protect your family

Relevant Life

Get the most tax-efficient way to protect your family

  • What is Relevant Life cover?

    What is Relevant Life cover?

    Simply put, it's the most tax-efficient way for company directors or their employees to pay life insurance premiums. Relevant Life plans are virtually identical to ordinary personal life insurance policies, except there's typically a real-terms saving of between 36% and 53% on the premium, depending on your income tax bracket.

    Relevant Life plans were introduced in 2007, after changes to pension legislation allowed UK insurers to develop a death in service policy which didn't count as an employee 'benefit in kind'. And although it's been nearly a decade since the cover was first offered, public awareness still remains shockingly low. As a consequence, thousands of people in the UK still pay significantly more than they need to for their life cover.

  • How does a Relevant Life plan save money?

    How does a Relevant Life plan save money?

    In most cases, Relevant Life policies are counted as an allowable business expense by HMRC - which means the employee saves money on Income Tax and National Insurance contributions, whilst the business saves on National Insurance and gets Corporation Tax relief on the insurance premiums. So for a taxpayer in the 40% Income Tax bracket paying life cover premiums from their personal income, the real-terms saving is normally 49%. Over the full term of a typical life cover plan - say twenty years - the savings often add up to tens of thousands of pounds.

    Check out this short video for an overview of Relevant Life.

  • Here's an example of how it works:

    Here's an example of how it works:

    Personal Plan
    Relevant Life
    Annual Premium
    National Insurance
    Income Tax
    National Insurance
    Corporation Tax
    Tax-adjusted cost
    49% real-terms saving
    Saving over a 20 year term

    This example is for illustrative purposes only. Figures are based on the 'tax calculators' provided online by VitalityLife, Legal & General, and Aviva.


  • Who can benefit from Relevant Life cover?

    Who can benefit from Relevant Life cover?

    A Relevant Life plan is paid for by the business and insures the life of its employees. This means that Limited Company Directors or their employees can be covered, as can the employees of Limited Liability Partnerships. However, sole traders and equity members of an LLP can't be covered by a Relevant Life insurance policy.

    Who can benefit from Relevant Life insurance.

    Who CAN benefit

    Directors of UK Limited Companies
    Employees of UK Limited Companies
    Employees of UK Limited Liability Partnerships
    Employees of a UK Partnership

    Who DOESN'T benefit

    Equity partners of UK Limited Liability Partnerhips
    Equity partners of UK Partnerships
    Sole Traders

  • How to Compare Relevant Life Plans

    How to Compare Relevant Life Plans

    In the modern age, it's common to compare life insurance quotes by shopping online and using one of the the myriad of comparison sites now available. But you can't compare Relevant Life quotes because the policy is designed for business, so you won't find them on comparison sites. So how do you compare Relevant Life policy providers and make sure your business life insurance is the best death in service benefit available?

    Simple. You get specialist advice.

    Specialists 4 Protection pride ourselves on the expert advice we give to business owners every day, helping them get the savings and increased cover provided by a Relevant Life plan. We're fully independent, so we compare Relevant Life insurance premiums with all major UK insurers to get the best deal - and when you get a policy we handle all the paperwork for you.

    But the best bit?

    Our expert advice is free, and you're under no obligation to follow the recommendation we make.

    So to chat with a specialist in protection and find out more about how a Relevant Life policy can benefit you, your family and your business, just call 01243 219190 or click the button below.

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  • What You Get with S4P

    When You Speak to Specialists 4 Protection, You Get...

    • Fast and Friendly Service - from call to cover in three simple steps.
    • CII-Qualified, FCA-Regulated Advisers - with over 20 Years' experience advising accountants, business owners, and IFAs, so you know you're in good hands.
    • • Personal & Business Insurance Specialists - we only work in protection, so you get focused, expert advice every step of the way.
    • Quotes from All Major Insurers - we search the whole market to get you the most affordable plan for your needs.
    • Hassle-free Policy Set-up Service - we handle all the paperwork so you can get on with your life.
    • Always Completely Fee-Free, with No Obligation and No Pressure - get advice now, then get cover when YOU are ready.
  • 3 Steps

    From Call to Cover in 3 Simple Steps

    Life is hectic, so we've made getting cover as simple as 1-2-3

    Step 1: Talk to a protection specialist. We'll discuss your circumstances, show you the best options, then compare the market to get the most affordable quotes.



    Step 2: Choose to get protected. When you tell us you're ready to go we'll handle all the paperwork for you.



    Step 3: Wait for your policy documents. You'll get hard copies of everything by post. When you have them, you'll know your cover is in place.




  • Why Speak To Us

    Why Should I Get Advice?

    There’s a very wide range of options for private medical cover, so getting specialist advice takes all the guesswork away and gives you the comfort of knowing exactly what you’ll be covered for.

    And if you want the best private health cover quotes, use an independent adviser who checks premiums with all the main health insurance providers. Doing so could save thousands over the life of your policy.

    Here’s what the Telegraph had to say when they checked premiums with banks, insurers, and independent advisers:

    “The results show that in many cases the lenders and even the insurers themselves charge far more than intermediaries for exactly the same life and critical illness policies.”

    You can check out the Telegraph article here.

    At Specialists 4 Protection our advice won’t cost you a penny and is given with no obligation. We’ll help you understand how much cover you need, what type of policy is best, and we’ll scour all major Life Insurance providers to get you the best quotes.

    For free, no obligation advice just call 01243 219190 or give us your number and we’ll call you back.

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