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Are Inheritance Tax (IHT) reliefs going to be abolished?

There has been speculation for some time that the Government might be considering options regarding the reformation of the current IHT reliefs. It has recently come to light that the Chancellor has tasked the Office of Tax Simplification with a review of IHT. Of particular note are the questions that have been asked regarding farming […]

The problem with buying off-plan

A number of recent and well publicised failures in the market for “off-plan” properties have highlighted how important it is for buyers to be aware of the risks involved in an investment which usually promises large capital growth and/or a guaranteed income scheme. A case which came before the High Court a couple of years […]

Will divorce auctions catch on?

The world of celebrity divorces can be littered with bizarre stories as to what the parties got up to during their marriage and how they have handled their divorce. The latest example is a celebrity who has decided to make some money out of his divorce. Film star Russell Crowe decided to hold a high […]

Universal Wealth Preservation Trusts

Do you have a Universal Wealth Preservation Trust? Quite a number of people have set up trusts with Universal Wealth Preservation (UWP) and now have concerns about the trust following recent media reports and a notice on UWP’s website, which now appears to be unavailable. A recent broadcast of the Money Box¬†show on BBC Radio […]

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