Tax and Financial Planning Articles

Small Pension Pots Planning Possibilities

People aged over 55 who have only a small (less than £30,000) pension pot in a defined benefit (final salary) scheme or in some instances...

Fiscal Help for your Student Children

If you have children going away to university there are money saving options worth considering, if you are in a position to take advantage of...

Funding Care in Later Life

  Under the changes proposed in the Care Act 2014, which received the Royal Assent in May 2014 and which came into effect in April 2016,...

Fiscal Help for your Student Children

If you have children going away to university there are money saving options worth considering, if you are in a position to take advantage of...

Funding Care in Later Life

  Under the changes proposed in the Care Act 2014, which received the Royal Assent in May 2014 and which came into effect in April 2016,...

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Tax and Financial Planning News

ISAs in Estates to be Tax ExemptFebruary 21, 2018

One of the issues that proves difficult for executors of deceased persons who have Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) is that the interest on them is...

Tax Net to Loosen for Trusts, Tighten for Offshore AffairsJanuary 22, 2018

In the recent Budget, the Government committed itself to a review of the operation of trust taxation in the UK. Since reforms were introduced in 2006...

Minor Drafting Error Corrected – £1 Million SavedJanuary 10, 2018

Under Inheritance Tax (IHT) law, certain types of trust have a ten-yearly charge to IHT on the value of the trust assets. The legislation, which...

Planning to Participate in a Tax Avoidance Scheme? Read This First!December 21, 2017

Anyone tempted to participate in a tax avoidance scheme would be wise to take note of one case in which a businessman complained in vain...

HMRC Fail in IHT Challenge on LiveryDecember 7, 2017

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have challenged a number of property-based trading businesses, seeking to deprive them of the Inheritance Tax (IHT) and Capital Gains...

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