Estate planning

How to build your child's financial future

Savings and investments for children is big business, with building societies, banks and investment houses all looking to win their young customers for life.

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Pensions revolution: should you favour pensions over Isas?

The new rules outlined by chancellor George Osborne after the abolition of the 55 per cent tax on pension funds on the death of a family member

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Scrapping of pension death tax could open door to more final salary transfers

Chancellor George Osborne's plans to get rid of the pensions punitive 55 per cent 'death tax' levied on the remains of a pension after the death

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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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