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AS 2012: Inheritance tax threshold set to increase

The inheritance tax threshold is set to increase by 1 per cent from £325,000 to £329,000 in 2015/16.

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In the 2010 emergency Budget, the Government froze the nil band for inheritance tax for four years. It will be the first increase under this Government but remains lower than the current rate of inflation.

The Conservative party manifesto pledged to increase the allowance to £1m but it was dropped as part of the coalition agreement.

In its 2007 pre-Budget report, Labour changed the IHT rules to allow couples to combine their allowances.


The Mortgage Mole

Death to the beesMole is less than happy to come across the news from Yorkshire Building Society that its useless, layabout bees have been slacking off. The sheer novelty of an insect which manages to produce something you can put on toast usually makes these winged blighters above reproach but Mole sees right through their […]

Aviva extends CI deal for children up to age of 21

Aviva has extended its critical-illness cover to protect consumers’ children up to the age of 21 if they are still in full-time education. Previously, the provider would cover children under the parent’s CI policy up to the age of 18. In July, Aviva increased the maximum child CI benefit from £20,000 to £25,000. This is […]

China tech and Global Alpha: a new great leap forward

By Robin Geffen, Fund Manager and CEO

Internet giant Alibaba is exactly the type of entrepreneurial company that the high-conviction, top-performing Neptune Global Alpha Fund seeks to invest in. Established just 14 years ago in an apartment in Hangzhou, today Alibaba is larger than Amazon and eBay put together and is challenging some of the most powerful internet companies in the world…

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