Inheritance Tax Posts

What Does Being a Trustee Mean? 

 Perhaps you have been asked to be a trustee or maybe you are considering setting up a trust yourself – in either case, there are a few things you should know before deciding. We have put together a handy guide to cover the basics. 

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Inheritance Tax: What is it and How Can it Affect You?

You may have heard of Inheritance Tax (IHT) but do you know whether or not you or your family will be affected by it? We have produced a simple guide to explain exactly what this tax entails and if it is relevant to you.

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Independent Review Calls for Inheritance Tax Revision

Inheritance Tax (or IHT) is the tax owed on the estate (the property, money and possessions) of a person who has died. You can find out more about who needs to pay this tax and how much it is here* but one of the most important facts about IHT is the seven-year rule.

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An Overview of the Autumn Budget 2017

On 22nd November, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced his 2017 Autumn Budget statement to the House of Commons. The release of the budget is usually greeted with a degree of trepidation as big institutions and individuals respond to the inevitable changes.

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How to Avoid Falling into the IHT Trap

There were changes to the Inheritance Tax nil-rate band in April 2017, but what are the changes, and what do they mean for consumers? 

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Almost Half of Total Passed-down Assets Taxed

Recent figures released from HM Revenues & Customs show that £5.8bn of the £11.7bn in assets passed down last year were subject to Inheritance Tax (IHT).

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How to Leave the Maximum Amount to Your Children

Inheritance is an important part of the financial planning process for any parent. Working with a financial planner will help you to leave the maximum amount to your loved ones.

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How to Save for Your Kids’ School Fees

Sending your children to private school is becoming more and more expensive – so how do you plan your budget to meet this growing cost?

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The Great Inheritance Tax Scandal?

We now have a Conservative Government that promised us – back in 2007 – a rise in the inheritance tax (IHT) threshold to £1m. But a decade later, are we getting that? 

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Inheritance Tax Tips: How to Keep the Family Home

For many people, the death of a parent can mark the start of an unwanted period of stressful financial manoeuvring. This is especially true if you have been left the family home.

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