Forsyth’s family gets a ‘Brucie bonus’

The issue It has widely been reported that Sir Bruce Forsyth’s will left all his estate to his wife to avoid…

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Are universal civil partnerships good for tax?

Following a June 2018 Supreme Court ruling allowing a mixed-sex couple to have a civil partnership, Prime Minister Theresa May has…

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Rights issues and business property relief (BPR)

The issue Business property relief (BPR) is an important relief which fully exempts certain assets from inheritance tax (IHT). One of…

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Dodd’s planning leaves diddy IHT bill

The national papers have made much of Ken Dodd ‘having the last laugh’ by marrying Anne, his partner of 40 years…

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IHT efficient share investment

Business property relief on shares in unquoted trading companies Most people will be aware that shares in an unquoted trading company…

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Heterosexual men marry for tax reasons!

As reported in the news last week, two Irish men have married in Dublin to avoid paying €50,000 in inheritance tax…

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Deathbed tax planning from HMRC!

GAAR HMRC’s guidance on the tax general anti-abuse rules (‘GAAR’) makes interesting reading because they kindly set out certain juicy bits…

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The New Trust and Estate Register – a further untimely headache for professional advisers

Previously when new trusts were created they only had to be registered with HMRC if they had a UK tax reporting…

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Surplus cash in a trading company (too much of a good thing?)

Surplus cash problem Surplus cash in a trading company is not always a good thing!  Its existence can impact upon the…

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Not all U.K. bank accounts subject to inheritance tax

The Issue Although UK domiciled and UK deemed domiciled individuals are subject to inheritance tax (IHT) on their worldwide assets, individuals…

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