There is no harm in treating an inheritance as a bonus - to buy a car, or to fund a dream holiday - but it can be a means to build up some financial security that allows greater freedom.
The number of people being pursued through the courts for tax evasion has risen by almost a third in the last year, as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) steps up its efforts to close the UK's £35bn tax gap.
Equilibrium Asset Management is to launch its own AIM portfolios to help clients mitigate the cost of inheritance tax.
Lauren Peters of Tideway Wealth gives her view on George Osborne’s announced plans to scrap the much hated 55 per cent ‘death tax’ on pensions - and who stands to benefit.
Intestacy rules – which govern who will inherit from a person who has left no will – change today for the first time since 1925. What are the new rules?
Taxing property wealth is the bluntest of instruments, says Russell Quirk.
Planning your financial future with your heart rather than your head can have a major impact on your long-term wealth.
It seems churlish to complain about the cost of burying a loved one, but it can be a considerable - and often unexpected - expense.
A financial adviser has been jailed for five years at Preston Crown Court for stealing a total of £85,470 from elderly victims.
Savers could be forced to pay inheritance tax while they are still alive, under a new drive against tax avoidance planned by the government.
One in ten Brits wrongly believes that the government will pick up the tab for their funeral, a survey has found.
Jacqueline Almond and Catherine O'Reilly call for a greater focus on inheritance tax as property prices skyrocket.
The recent High Court battle over a mother’s £1.2m legacy shows that will disputes are more common than people think, argues Emma Myers, Head of Wills, Probate and Lifetime Planning for Saga Legal Services.
SKI-ing (Spending the Kids's Inheritance) is becoming increasing popular, with around a quarter of parents planning to leave just a fraction of their estate – or none at all – to their children.
Almost a third of British adults neglect to revise their will following major life events such as marriage and divorce.
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