Tax and Financial Planning News

HMRC Attack on Discounted Gift Scheme SucceedsFebruary 20, 2012

So-called ‘discounted gift schemes’ have been used in Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning for many years. The basic idea behind them is that a gift is...

Mental Capacity Code of PracticeDecember 19, 2007

In April 2007 the Department of Health introduced a new Mental Capacity Advocate service. At the same time, a new code of practice was introduced...

Mental Capacity Code of PracticeDecember 19, 2007

In April 2007 the Department of Health introduced a new Mental Capacity Advocate service. At the same time, a new code of practice was introduced...

Mental Capacity – The LawMay 15, 2007

Mental capacity has always been something of a problem area of the law. The aim of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which became fully operational...

Mental Capacity – The LawMay 15, 2007

Mental capacity has always been something of a problem area of the law. The aim of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which became fully operational...

The Child Trust FundNovember 7, 2005

In the April 2003 Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced  the introduction of the Child Trust Fund (CTF).The CTF is a savings and investment...

The Child Trust FundNovember 7, 2005

In the April 2003 Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced  the introduction of the Child Trust Fund (CTF).The CTF is a savings and investment...