The reduction in yield on the crystallised sub account(s) may be higher than you were expecting. This is because we will deduct the Product Charge and adviser ongoing servicing fee for the uncrystallised sub account from the largest valued crystallised sub account held in the account. This means the combined effect of our charges and any asset manager charges reduces the crystallised sub account to give a reduction in yield figure that may look a lot higher than expected. It could also result in the reduction in yield of the uncrystallised sub account being lower than expected.
We have ordered the deduction of charges in this way to benefit your clients. Deducting charges from the crystallised sub account first helps from a tax planning perspective. In the uncrystallised sub account, the assets are able to grow without the strain of charges which increases the rate of accumulation in this sub account for the purposes of additional tax free cash. In the crystallised sub account, the deduction of fees lowers the growth rate of the assets to mitigate against the second Lifetime Allowance test at age 75.
Accounts with both crystallised and uncrystallised sub accounts show the reduction in yield for the CRA as a whole on the Key Information Summary page at the beginning of the illustration.