New Government figures show another increase in inheritance tax payments

New figures released by the Government show that inheritance tax payments netted just under £5 billion for the 2016 / 17 tax year. This was the highest figure ever recorded for inheritance tax, and 4% up on the previous financial year. The rise has been attributed partly to the old perennial of high property prices,…
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Office of the Public Guardian to repay registration fees

Registration fees charged by the Office of the Public Guardian have been found to be excessive. Government departments can only charge fees to cover what are known as operating costs. In other words, they cannot make a profit or a surplus. However, over recent years, the OPG has introduced a number of efficiencies into how…
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