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March general election could be on the cards

Senior Tories, including David Cameron, now think an end-March general election is likelier after the pre-Budget report, according to Conservative Home.


Schemes to be shut down in attack on IHT

The Government has announced it will be closing down schemes which have been used to avoid inheritance tax through the use of trusts.It says it is also examining wider solutions to the issue of IHT avoidance through trusts. Prudential tax and trusts manager Gerry Brown says the announcement will not have serious repercussions on the […]

Inheritance Tax, a tax on the wealthy? Urban myth or fact?

By Kim Jarvis, Technical Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Inheritance tax has been around in some form since 1796. Estate duty dates back to 1894 and over the years this tax has evolved into the inheritance tax (IHT) we know and love today, which was introduced in 1986 as a replacement for […]


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