Author Archives: Shelley McCarthy

Budget 2015: Deeds of variation

One of the ‘jokes’ included by George Osborne in his Budget yesterday resulted in a review of inheritance tax planning …

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Shock fall in price inflation

The cost of buying goods and services went up last year, but not as quickly as it going up previously. …

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Will you have to pay inheritance tax?

The prime minister David Cameron has brought inheritance tax back into the spotlight with his promise that only the “very …

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Best time ever to make a will

There’s never been a better time to make a will. New rules coming into force on 1st October 2014 are …

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‘Pay before you die’ inheritance tax

HM Revenue & Customs are considering introducing an ‘accelerated payment’ scheme for inheritance tax. This would result in some people …

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Inheritance tax and life assurance

The MailOnline has reported that more than half a billion pounds will be paid in Inheritance Tax every year from …

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Are you ready for the rate rise?

We heard yesterday that the Bank of England voted unanimously to hold interest rates at their historic low of 0.5% …

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Retirement planning? What retirement planning?

A study conducted by Aviva last week concluded that one in ten say they will ‘work until they drop’. This …

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Sharp rise in inflation

The latest price inflation figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a sharp rise in the year to …

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Cash flow forecasting

We have recently completed a report for a client who is currently going through a divorce. Our client has her own …

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