IHT timebomb looms for London homeowners after house price surge

Some 250,000 pensioners in London are set to pass on crippling inheritance tax bills to their beneficiaries as a result of the capital's property boom.

Inheritance Tax | 15 Apr 2014
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Lib Dems plan new tax band for £2m+ properties

A leading Liberal Democrat has outlined plans to implement additional council tax bands for properties worth over £2m.

Tax | 09 Apr 2014

VCT fundraising hits eight-year high

The amount of money invested in venture capital trusts (VCTs) reached an eight-year high in the 2013/14 tax year, figures have revealed.

Portfolio Management | 09 Apr 2014

Act now or regret it: Top year-end tax tips

You still have time to make use of available tax reliefs before the end of the tax year on 5 April.

Tax | 02 Apr 2014

New laws for Sharia wills: what has changed?

Solicitors Tamasine Hankey and Nicola Plant from Pemberton Greenish LLP explain what the new guidelines on drawing up 'Sharia-compliant' wills mean in practice.

Wills | 31 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Private buyers to benefit from stamp duty changes

Changes to stamp duty rules aimed at stopping wealthy investors purchasing property through companies will increase housing stock, an expert has claimed.

Tax | 19 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: 40% income tax threshold to rise this year and next

The 40% income tax threshold will rise this year and next, Chancellor George Osborne has said in the Budget.

Tax | 19 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Osborne freezes fuel duty as tax on long-haul flights is cut

A planned hike in fuel duty has been scrapped, George Osborne announced today, while taxes on long-haul flights have been standardised.

Tax | 19 Mar 2014
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Budget 2014: Chancellor takes a penny off the pint

George Osborne has cut beer duty for the second year in a row as one of several drinker-friendly announcements in his 2014 Budget.

Tax | 19 Mar 2014
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Budget 2014: Tobacco tax raised; bingo duty cut

Chancellor George Osborne has raised taxes on tobacco but cut the duty on bingo halls in today's Budget.

Tax | 19 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: No income tax on first £10,500 from next year

The tax-free allowance - already set to rise to £10,000 this April - will be further increased to £10,500 from next year, George Osborne has announced in the Budget.

Tax | 19 Mar 2014
George Osborne delivers budget in 2014

Budget 2014: IHT scrapped for emergency workers

Emergency services workers will no longer be subject to inheritance tax (IHT) on their death, it has been announced in the Budget.

Tax | 19 Mar 2014

Crystal ball: 10 predictions for the Budget 2014

Chancellor George Osborne is set to deliver his fifth annual Budget to Parliament. The UK economy is recovering but still faces challenges, so what can we expect this time around?

Tax | 19 Mar 2014
George Osborne

Chancellor denies saying middle classes like paying 40p tax rate

George Osborne has denied ‘insulting' middle-class voters by claiming that making them pay higher tax rates is ‘good for them' because it makes them feel successful - and more likely to back the Tories.

Tax | 17 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: What will the Chancellor announce?

New limits on pensions tax relief, a boost for VCTs, and a simplification of capital gains tax law are some of the likely headlines from this week’s Budget, according to Brewin Dolphin.

Pensions | 17 Mar 2014

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