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April 24, 2020

With the spread of Covid-19 bringing the UK housing market to a standstill and shaking financial markets across the world, families who have lost loved ones leading up to the outbreak of the pandemic, could be seeing some of their assets plummet in value. If inheritance tax has already been paid on those assets on the basis of their higher values in the pre-Covid world, an inheritance tax rebate could be due.

With the spread of Covid-19 bringing the UK housing market to a standstill and shaking financial markets across the world, families who have lost loved ones leading up to the outbreak of the pandemic, could be seeing some of their assets plummet in value. If inheritance tax has already been paid on those assets on the basis of their higher values in the pre-Covid world, an inheritance tax rebate could be due.

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March 10, 2020

In late February, news broke that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has set up a new team to investigate the use of Family Investment Companies (FICS) with a focus on Inheritance Tax (IHT).

In late February, news broke that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has set up a new team to investigate the use of Family Investment Companies (FICS) with a focus on Inheritance Tax (IHT).

March 2, 2020

Families are being advised to get their financial affairs in order and brace for an increase in tax bills following the revelation the UK’s tax authority set up a secret unit to probe family investment companies, specifically their use by the wealthy to avoid inheritance tax.

Families are being advised to get their financial affairs in order and brace for an increase in tax bills following the revelation the UK’s tax authority set up a secret unit to probe family investment companies, specifically their use by the wealthy to avoid inheritance tax.

June 7, 2019

Sustainability, growth and jobs are at stake when the issue of UK family businesses and inheritance tax flares up, say sector experts.

Sustainability, growth and jobs are at stake when the issue of UK family businesses and inheritance tax flares up, say sector experts.

Tax Justice UK’s new research released this week said the British government was handing out up to £666 million ($849 million) a year in inheritance tax reliefs on land and business property to families who were already well off.

May 4, 2017

A survey by insurer Royal London says £400 billion ($515 billion) in private hands is waiting to be passed on and the research also discovered those holding that wealth have different views to those who are (or are not) expecting to receive it, says Jeremy Curtis, partner in the Private Wealth team at Pemberton Greenish.

A survey by insurer Royal London says £400 billion ($515 billion) in private hands is waiting to be passed on and the research also discovered those holding that wealth have different views to those who are (or are not) expecting to receive it, says Jeremy Curtis, partner in the Private Wealth team at Pemberton Greenish.

Generation skipping­–something for a long time heavily taxed in the US–is now in vogue.

March 14, 2017

Most people, when they think about trusts, immediately associate them with tax planning. Although controlling exposure to tax may be one reason why people use trusts, they have many other uses, as Robert Brodrick, trusted adviser and partner at Payne Hicks Beach, explains.

Most people, when they think about trusts, immediately associate them with tax planning. Although controlling exposure to tax may be one reason why people use trusts, they have many other uses, as Robert Brodrick, trusted adviser and partner at Payne Hicks Beach, explains.

February 20, 2017

British family business leaders are being encouraged by a UK private client law firm to consider the benefits of business property relief in succession planning and as the Inheritance Tax net widens.

British family business leaders are being encouraged by a UK private client law firm to consider the benefits of business property relief in succession planning and as the Inheritance Tax net widens.

Wilsons, based in London and Salisbury, warned the number of UK estates liable for Inheritance Tax was forecast to rise by 15% to 30,000 in the tax year ending 5 April, 2017, up from 26,000 estates in 2015/16.

November 11, 2016

US family business leaders are searching for silver linings from the presidential election of Donald Trump, just as their British counterparts are doing with Brexit.

US family business leaders are searching for silver linings from the presidential election of Donald Trump, just as their British counterparts are doing with Brexit.

July 10, 2015

UK government proposals to abolish permanent non-domiciled status and reduce the status timeframe to 15 years could lead to “a mass exodus of older money”, a private client lawyer predicts.

UK government proposals to abolish permanent non-domiciled status and reduce the status timeframe to 15 years could lead to “a mass exodus of older money”, a private client lawyer predicts.

Ashley King-Christopher, private wealth and family office partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, said the change to the non-domiciled status was “a surprise that is going to be unhelpful for older money”.

However he added that corporation tax changes could boost the attractiveness of London as a family office centre.

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