Estate planning

Pension death tax scrapped in latest Osborne bombshell

Pension pots will no longer be subject to a death tax if they are passed on to the next of kin when the pension saver dies, chancellor George Osborne has announced.

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How to best prepare to work beyond retirement age

Sixty-five is definitely the new 45, as a growing number of people choose to stay in work beyond state pension age.

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Government rakes in inheritance tax as ignorance reigns

This year the government raked in a total of £3.4 billion from IHT, the great bulk of which was from transfers of wealth following death.

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Nisas will improve investors' financial planning options

As well as the raised allowance and retirement options, Isas can now also offer some tax planning options around inheritance tax (IHT), primarily via

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Planning how to use your IHT allowances, trusts and exemptions

Once you know what you're dealing with regarding your potential inheritance tax (IHT) liability, one of the simplest ways to chip away at it

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How to avoid the inheritance tax monster munch

Rapidly rising property prices give confidence to Britain's homeowners, with the average UK house now valued at £253,000 according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Inheritance tax planning: property, insurance, pension matters and gifts

While these planning strategies use liquid assets to reduce the value of the estate, if the value of your home exceeds th

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'Average' homeowners could pass IHT threshold as prices rise

Homeowners in London and the south east of England could find themselves unexpectedly liable for inheritance tax (IHT) as the value of their homes rise, surpassing the threshold at which IHT becomes payable.

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Inheritance tax hits south east hard

London and the south east are the UK’s inheritance tax ‘hot spots’, accounting for half of all IHT paid across the country, according to research by Prudential.

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