Tag Archives: inheritance tax

What is Inheritance Tax?

The executors of your Will need to pay any IHT before your assets can pass to your beneficiaries – which may prevent them from inheriting. Find out more about how you can legally mitigate your IHT liabilities.

Why are IHT rules so confusing?

Confused by IHT rules? You’re not alone. Less than half who make gifts understand IHT rules, according to the HMRC. So, what are the rules and why affect will they have on your estate planning?

What to do when someone dies

What does the executor need to do next? How do you register a death? How do you obtain probate? All this, and more about the costs associated with passing on an estate from Wren Sterling’s Head of Later Life Advice.

How will the 2018 Budget affect me?

While we wait to understand how Brexit will affect us, there are a number of changes coming this year, many recently announced in the 2018 Autumn Budget. We’ve created this article about what these changes are and how they might affect you.

How can you save Inheritance Tax (IHT) on your home?

Structuring your estate correctly can lead to big savings if you understand the complexities of inheritance tax Currently all individuals in the UK have a nil rate band of £325,000 each. This means that on death, if the value of your estate (all your cash, assets, investments and personal chattels) is less than £325,000 (or [...]

Using trusts to preserve wealth for future generations

Varied and versatile, your adviser may discuss trusts with you when making their recommendation. They’re a useful part of an adviser’s tool box – allowing you to set aside assets for specified beneficiaries. Find out more about how they can be used, and the controls you can set.

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