Research carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (NCSR) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) recently found that there is a ‘staggering lack of awareness’ of the inheritance tax (IHT) implications of making a financial gift. Below we outline the gifting rules and the IHT implications. Annual £3,000 exemption Every year, an … Continue reading The Inheritance Tax Implications of Gifts
With the value of homes continuing to increase over the past decade, and with the majority of housing wealth now being owned by older households, inheritance tax (IHT) continues to be an issue for many, despite the introduction of the residence nil-rate band (RNRB). Recent figures have revealed that IHT receipts reached a record high … Continue reading Inheritance Tax: Is Your Estate Covered?
Yesterday, the Chancellor announced his second Budget of 2017. Among the key changes to note for this year are: The personal allowance will rise to £11,850 and the higher rate tax threshold for the UK will rise to £46,350 for 2018/19. Automatic enrolment pension minimum contributions increase significantly from 6 April 2018. Employer’s minimum contribution … Continue reading Autumn Budget 2017: What you need to know
Planning to minimise the inheritance tax (IHT) due on your estate is always important, but the recent introduction of the residence nil-rate band (RNRB) means now could be the ideal time to review your existing plans. What is the RNRB? IHT is charged at 40% on estates worth in excess of the nil-rate band, which … Continue reading Is It Time to Review Your Estate Plan?
Our latest newsletter is here, packed with information on estate planning, VAT schemes, capital allowances and much more! To view our latest newsletters, visit the publications section of our website. Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.
We are delighted to announce that our 2nd Landlord Forum is taking place on Wednesday 25th November After our last event, which covered the new tax legislation for Landlords, it was apparent that keeping up to date with all the other legislative changes is becoming increasingly difficult but significantly more important. So if you are a … Continue reading Landlord Forum – 25 November 2015