Prevent unnecessary Inheritance Tax with five simple steps

Prevent unnecessary Inheritance Tax with five simple steps

In our second article in a new series, we look at how you can prevent your family from paying unnecessary Inheritance Tax. Receipts from Inheritance Tax (IHT) have risen to record levels: in the 2018/19 financial year, UK taxpayers paid HMRC a record £5.4 billion in...

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A little thought goes a long way

A little thought goes a long way

In the first of a series of articles, we look at the key tax breaks to consider before the end of the financial year. This is a year of transition, to use a popular word, not just for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex but for the United Kingdom as it prepares to leave...

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Your tax return – it all adds up

Your tax return – it all adds up

Tax returns are often seen as a chore, but for higher earners, completing Self Assessment accurately is often a route to paying less tax. This year, about 11.7 million people are required to submit a tax return. But with just over a week to go until the deadline,...

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What on earth will the world look like in 2030

What on earth will the world look like in 2030

Michael Power, Strategist at Investec Management, discusses five key themes that he believes will drive investment opportunities in the 2020s. One of most important things you can do when investing money is to make sure that the wind is at your back and not in your...

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Get to grips with your pension this year

Get to grips with your pension this year

Now could be the perfect time to do the pension admin tasks you have been putting off. The new year is a chance to refresh and make plans to improve your retirement prospects. Here are six suggestions to get you started. 1. Track down any lost pensions If you have...

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Tax – what to expect in 2020

Tax – what to expect in 2020

What does the new government mean for your money? Boris Johnson began the new parliamentary term last week with an 80-strong majority behind him, promising to leave the EU and hold a Budget within 100 days. If Chancellor Sajid Javid gives the Office for Budget...

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What the election result could mean for your retirement

What the election result could mean for your retirement

With the electorate set to go to the polls next week, we look at where the two main parties stand on pensions and social care.Triple lock Labour has pledged to maintain the triple lock – a policy that ensures the state pension rises in line with the highest of wages,...

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A vote for business?

A vote for business?

Working out what the general election outcome could mean for your business. If you run a business, you'll know the price of uncertainty all too well. Since 2016, the business and investment environment in the UK has been nothing if not uncertain. Moreover, the latest...

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Dealing with estates with foreign assets

Dealing with estates with foreign assets

When someone dies, the administration of their estate needs to include all assets, wherever they are situated in the world. It has become quite common for individuals to own foreign assets, from holiday properties and possessions, to bank accounts or other...

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