All articles tagged with tax.


    Jan 15

    One of life's unpleasant facts

    Protecting your assets to give your family lasting benefits in an uncertain world Inheritance Tax (IHT) in the UK is a subject that was once something that only affected very wealthy people. It may be one of life's unpleasant facts but today it affe...


    Dec 14

    Pension tax charge abolished sooner rather than later

    New rules will simplify the existing regime from April 2015 The Chancellor, George Osborne, has brought forward the expected announcement on the tax charge that applies to certain individuals' pensions on their death. The new rules will simplify the existing regime and come into force from April 2015, abolishing the 55% tax that applies to untouched defined contribution pension pots of people aged 75 or over, and to pensions from which money has already been withdrawn. Drawing pension money </stron...


    Nov 14

    Pension freedom

    The most radical reforms this century In Budget 2014, Chancellor George Osborne promised greater pension freedom from April next year. People will be able to access as much or as little of their defined contribution pension as they want and pass on ...


    Nov 14

    New intestacy rules aim to make things simpler and clearer

    Why the consequences could be far-reaching for you and your loved ones Significant changes to existing intestacy rules came into force on 1 October 2014 in England and Wales, with the aim of making things simpler and clearer. The consequences could ...