Estate planning

Inheritance tax set to hit more people, as UK millionaire numbers surge

The number of millionaires in the UK could rise to almost half a million this year, according to financial services company NFU Mutual.

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Inheritance issues are primary driver for seeking financial advice

Inheritance tax (IHT) planning is the number one reason for seeing a financial adviser, beating purchasing a property and retiring into second and third place respectively, according to new research from Boring Money.

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Pensions: retirement funding or inheritance pots?

Most UK adults see their retirement savings as a means to enjoy later life rather than as an inheritance to pass on to children or relatives.

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Investment trusts are ideal to pass on a pension

One of the most important changes under the new pension rules, which came into effect in April, is that it is now possible to pass on your pension pot to your

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Pension transfer tax hit awaits those in poor health

People in poor health who switch pension providers to take advantage of the new flexibilities could unknowingly be making their savings vulnerable to an inheritance tax (IHT) hit.

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How to secure pension support on your sick bed

We all know that people are living longer, but the general health of the population has not improved greatly - in large part we are just experiencing more years of ill health than we used to.

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Estate planning strategies still essential for death tax dodging

The Conservatives may be planning to take the family home out of inheritance tax (IHT), but the need for estate planning is still essential for individuals hoping to dodge the death tax.

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Summer Budget 2015: IHT threshold upped to £1m for couples

The inheritance tax (IHT) threshold rise from £650,000 to £1 million for married couples passing on the family home was confirmed in today's Budget.

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Osborne set to raise IHT threshold to £1m for couples

Inheritance tax (IHT) will only be payable on family homes worth £1 million or more, chancellor George Osborne has confirmed.

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