Trust Registration Service – are you in the know?

For any private clients who have established trusts, or for professional advisers who handle/administer trusts you need to be aware of…

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How would a wealth tax look?

The issue Last week the Wealth Tax Commission completed it’s findings and concluded that a wealth tax would meet with general…

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Falling house prices mean Inheritance Tax refunds for many

The issue London house prices have dropped so much in value over the past year that anyone who has inherited a…

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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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