Estate planning

Call for Aim shares to be stripped of inheritance tax break

The Association of Accounting Technicians has called for several inheritance tax exemptions to be scrapped.

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Four ways to cut down your IHT bill

Nearly £5 billion of inheritance tax (IHT) was collected in 2016/17, more than double the £2.3 billion received by the taxman in 2009/10 when the current nil rate band of £325,000 was introduced.

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Inheritance tax review ordered by the government

Chancellor Philip Hammond has written to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to order a review of inheritance tax (IHT).

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Bank of gran and grandad: Tips on how to pass on wealth

Many grandparents are keen to pass on their wealth down the generations, and particularly to grandchildren, but there are challenges that a good wealth manager could help you address.

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Inheritance tax payments surge on eve of Budget

The latest receipts from HMRC published on the eve of the Budget show the taxman is on course to take a record £5.5 billion from people’s estates this tax year, according to NFU Mutual.

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Government consultation on will-writing as IHT receipts soar

The government has launched a consultation to assess how existing legislation on wills could be updated.

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With a crisis in social care funding looming, here’s how you can plan to pay for yours

The combination of improving longevity and an ageing population means growing numbers will need some form of care in old age.

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Probate: don’t find yourself footing the bill

Becoming the executor of a family member’s estate is laudable – but it could land you with a sizeable inheritance tax bill.

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How cohabiting can damage your wealth

Over the past two decades the number of couples living together without marrying has doubled from 1.5 million to 3.3 million.

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