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BUDGET 2007: Brown says 94% of the country will be exempt from IHT

In today’s budget the chancellor says that Inheritance Tax will increase to 350,000 in 2010 up from the current level of 285,000.

He says this will mean that 94% of the state will not pay IHT.

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