Lifetime transfers: gifts with reservation (GWRs): insurance policies: introduction
In general the gift with reservation (GWR) rules given above also apply to gifts in relation to policies. However, policies present special problems, because, for example
- the donor will normally pay premiums, and so make gifts, over a period of years
- they are used for tax planning.
FA86 contains special provisions directed at both these problems. The following instructions deal with these provisions and also illustrate the application of the normal GWR rules to policies. You will need to consider