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Autumn Statement 2016: Private Client Announcements
On 23 November 2016 the new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his first (and what he announced would be his last) Autumn Statement.
UK
29 Nov 2016
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Why The Probate Fee Is Yet Another ‘Stealth' Tax On Wealth
The government's proposed changes to probate fees would be a bitter pill for many HNWs to swallow, say Jenny Cutts and Caroline Cook in Spear's Magazine.
UK
2 Sep 2016
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Inheritance Tax Planning Under The Spotlight
One of the Government's recent initiatives to clamp down on tax avoidance is their consultation on the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes ("DOTAS") regime published on 20 April 2016 ("the Consultation").
UK
19 Jul 2016
4
How To Ensure "Heritage Assets" Don't Become A Tax Curse
The idea of owning fabulous art works will appeal to many but what happens to descendants who might be faced with a large inheritance tax bill?
UK
14 Jun 2016
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Probate Fees Hike: Wedlake Bell Response
On 18 February 2016 the government announced proposals to dramatically increase the costs of applying for a grant of probate.
UK
7 Apr 2016
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Budget 2016: Main Points For Private Clients
The Chancellor's Budget on 16 March 2016 contained positive news for private clients, with reductions to the capital gains tax ("CGT") rates, extension of CGT entrepreneurs' relief, and the introduction of a lifetime ISA.
UK
29 Mar 2016
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Proposed Probate Fees Hike
The government has announced proposals to dramatically increase the costs of applying for a Grant of Representation ("Probate").
UK
14 Mar 2016
8
The Dangers Of DIY Wills
The popularity of DIY will kits has arguably led to a significant increase in work for contentious probate solicitors.
UK
10 Mar 2016
9
A Time Of Change
The Chancellor's Summer Budget on 8 July 2015 was a full Budget in terms of content for wealth management practitioners.
UK
20 Jan 2016
10
Cohabiting Couples - Have You Any Rights?
Caroline Cook, a senior associate in the Private Client team at Wedlake Bell, discusses how cohabiting couples are not always entitled to the same tax breaks and inheritance rights as spouses and civil partners.
UK
3 Dec 2015
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Autumn Statement 2015: Key Announcements For Private Clients
The Chancellor, George Osborne, delivered his Autumn Statement and Spending Review to the House of Commons on Wednesday 25 November.
UK
1 Dec 2015
12
Lessons From Lady Thatcher On Avoiding Tax-Planning Timebombs
Handwritten notes by Margaret Thatcher about her time in Downing Street have been given to the nation under the inheritance tax Acceptance in Lieu scheme, saving her estate around £1 million in IHT.
UK
4 Sep 2015
13
Nil By Inheritance: The New Residence Nil-Rate Band For IHT
It was announced in the Summer Budget on 8 July 2015 that a residence nil-rate band for inheritance tax ("IHT") will be introduced from April 2017 for the family home...
UK
25 Aug 2015
14
Financial Health Warning
Wealth management practitioners must take note of new case law and legislation, some of which may give rise to difficulties in practice...
UK
25 Aug 2015
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How One Family Drama Turned Into An IHT Crisis
Property tycoon Manny Davidson is facing both a family feud and an IHT catastrophe. Eleanor Metcalf explains how to avoid inheritance tax nightmares through careful planning...
UK
11 Aug 2015
16
It's A Family Affair: Generous Parents Left Open To IHT Risks
Manny Davidson, property tycoon and multimillionaire, is facing both a family feud and an IHT catastrophe.
UK
30 Jul 2015
17
New Inheritance Tax Allowance For The Family Home
It was announced in the Summer Budget on 8 July 2015 that an additional inheritance tax ("IHT") nil-rate band will be introduced from April 2017 for the family home...
UK
15 Jul 2015
18
Summer Budget 2015: Key Announcements For Private Clients
The second Budget of 2015 was fuller than in previous years, and saw George Osborne announce some changes that we knew were on their way and some which came as more of a surprise.
UK
13 Jul 2015
19
Can I Really Leave My Home To My Children Free Of Inheritance Tax?
In their manifesto, the Conservative party announced that they would allow family homes, worth up to £1 million, to be passed on free of inheritance tax ("IHT") on death.
UK
7 Jul 2015
20
Redirecting An Inheritance: A Tax Tool Under Attack?
A deed of variation is a means of redirecting an inheritance so that an oversight can be amended; it is not a tax evasion tool.
UK
26 May 2015
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