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Feb 25, 2016

I am often accused of being anti-tax (am I bovvered?!)  But genuinely, I get that tax is the price to pay to live in a civilised society.  It’s the nonsense that our tax pounds are spent on that winds me up.  How’s this for a current example. The Pensions Act 2008 compels every employer in the UK to enrol

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The Average IHT Bill

Feb 25, 2016

Estates liable for inheritance tax in the UK face an average bill of more than £170,000 each according to analysis of HMRC data by Prudential. As the total amount of inheritance tax payable increases, so does the value of careful tax planning for anyone looking to cascade as much of their wealth to their families

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50 Shades of Tax Avoidance

Feb 24, 2016

Well, we have got our knickers well and truly twisted around tax avoidance, haven’t we. You can’t open a paper without reading about interrogations of the head of HMRC, HSBC et al. And we’ve all witnessed the mud-slinging in the Commons. Yet I’m willing to bet there isn’t a single MP who doesn’t avoid tax

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