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Surveyors eye controversial Brexit clause on property valuations

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has put forward a Brexit clause for members to use in their valuation reports that gives leeway when gauging house prices. The organisation has suggested surveyors should reflect uncertainty in the housing market following the Brexit vote and has provided suggested wording to be used in valuation reports. In […]

FCA to review absolute return funds

The FCA plans to include a review of absolute return funds in its asset management market study, according to reports. The FT reports that the regulator is investigating absolute return funds amid poor performance and the flood of money to the strategies in recent years. A spokesperson for the regulator told the newspaper: “We are […]

Inheritance tax and estate planning – exemptions and reliefs

By Kim Jarvis, technical manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team In this article we look at the main exemptions and reliefs that are available on death. Within the article, spouse also means civil partner.   Nil-rate band Under current rules, any part of the estate that falls within the available nil-rate band (NRB), […]

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