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IHT nil-rate band rises £8k to £242k

The Chancellor has increased the inheritance tax nil-rate band by £8,000 to £242,000. Brown says the move will result in 96 per cent of all estates in the UK not being charged any inheritance tax.

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Founder Royle quits Mortgage Intelligence

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The Budget 2015: a brief overview

Following George Osborne’s delivery of his sixth Budget as chancellor and the last of this current parliament, we have provided a brief overview of the initiatives put forward in his statement, focusing on the topics that have an impact upon the pensions landscape, savings, personal taxation and businesses.

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