Estate planning

Neil MacGillivray: Better the IHT devil you know?

For a tax that makes up less than 1% of total tax and impacts on only 4% of estates, inheritance tax (IHT)...

More families will be caught in IHT net as receipts increase – Time

Time Investments has called on families to seek advice following the government's forecast that inheritance tax (IHT) receipts will increase...

Neil MacGillivray: IHT and gifts that keep on giving

In the run-up to the end of the tax year, I received a lot of questions on the use of the £3,000 inheritance tax...

MP Damian Green proposes pension-inspired social care overhaul

MP and former cabinet minister Damian Green has called for an overhaul of social care provision, proposing it should be...

John Humphreys: At times of uncertainty, go back to basics

At a point in history when there seems to be so little agreement on so much, perhaps a majority would at least...

UK’s wealthiest paying half IHT rate of smaller estates – Canada Life

Some of the UK's largest estates are paying half the effective inheritance tax (IHT) rate of estates a third their size, a...

Neil MacGillivray: Is government winning the tax avoidance battle?

As part of the Spring Statement, the government issued a policy paper, headed Tackling tax avoidance, evasion, and other forms of non-compliance,...

Rob Miles: Don’t leave property wealth out of retirement planning

Equity release lending reached a record £3.94bn in 2018 - an increase of 29% from the previous year - as...

Stellar launches ‘all-inclusive’ tax planning tool

Estate-planning specialist asset manager Stellar has launched an "all-inclusive" inheritance tax planning service intended to give advisers access to a network of legal and...

Danielle Byrne: Nothing is certain but death and taxes

I recently encouraged my parents to write a will, which made me consider the ways couples can shelter investments from tax and make the...
 

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