Covid-19 deaths help fuel surge in IHT receipts

Inheritance tax receipts rose 35% between April and August, up a third year on year, with Covid-19 deaths a potential factor in the increase.


Families 'overpaid' £280m IHT on insurance payouts

Over £280m of inheritance tax may have been unnecessarily paid on life insurance policies in 2018/19 which could have been avoided if the policies had been written in trust, according to a leading Chartered Financial Planner.


11.6m received inheritance in past 10 years 

More than 11.6m people have received an inheritance in the past 10 years with 47 the average age at which people receive a windfall, new research has revealed.


Nearly 1 in 3 over-55s failing to check IHT threat

Nearly one in three (31%) over-55s have never checked how Inheritance Tax (IHT) could hit their life savings, according to a new study.

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