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how does inheritance tax work in the uk?
How does inheritance tax work in the UK?

How does inheritance tax work in the UK? Find out what inheritance tax is, who pays it, and why it exists in the first place. In April 2016, it emerged that then PM David Cameron might have avoided inheritance tax on gifts from his mother totalling...

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Changes to inheritance tax in 2018 mean further reductions

Changes to inheritance tax in 2018 mean the the residence nil-rate band will rise again. This could mean more savings when your estate is passed down. In April 2017, a new “residence nil rate band” was introduced, providing individuals with an additional inheritance tax (IHT) allowance...

Do I need a Solicitor to make a Will
Do I need a Solicitor to make a Will?

Do I need a Solicitor to make a Will? Find out whether or not you can make your own Will and when to seek professional advice.   See also: What Happens to My Estate if I Don’t Leave a Will? Can I Leave Overseas Property in My Will? The simple...

Can I leave overseas property in my Will
Can I leave overseas property in my Will?

Can I leave overseas property in my Will? Find out about non-UK inheritance law and how to protect your properties abroad.   See also: Do I Need a Solicitor to Make a Will? What Happens to My Estate if I Don’t Leave a Will? The act of leaving overseas property...

What happens to my estate if I don’t leave a will
What happens to my estate if I don’t leave a will?

What happens to my estate if I don’t leave a will? From direct descendants to the taxman, find out where your estate could go.   See also: Can I Leave Overseas Property in My Will? Do I Need a Solicitor to Make a Will? Not having a will can lead...