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Can we make inheritance tax simpler?

Inheritance tax (IHT) has existed in the UK for over 300 years. In its current form, it was brought in to replace the old Capital Transfer Tax; a measure that was brought in itself as a form of wealth distribution in order to regulate disparity between rich and poor.

2015 Summer Budget Summary

The Chancellor looked confident and relaxed, as well he might with the support of a Conservative majority behind him. It would, he said, be ‘a Budget for working people, as Britain looks to create a higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare country.’