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My PFS - Technical news - 15/04/2014

09 April 2014
PFS news update from 26 March 2014 – 8 April 2014    Read more »

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...pensions - what to do with them? »

For the first time since the Global Financial Crisis, savers in the UK have something to celebrate. After half a decade of low interest rates eating away at incomes and reducing capital appreciation to negligible levels, the UK Chancellor, George Osborne has acknowledged the difficulty that loose monetary policy has created. 

IHT Business property relief »

In last month's article we reported HMRC's views on the impact that unspent cash in a business could have on IHT business property relief and CGT entrepreneurs' relief. The views were given in response to questions raised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (the ICAEW). 

Relevant property trusts in April 2014 - changes known, proposed and yet to be decided »

A great deal has been written and discussed in the past year about the "simplification" of the taxation of relevant property trusts. These include discretionary trusts as well as trusts, other than bare trusts, which have been created during the lifetime of the settlor since 22 March 2006. Not one but two consultations have taken place and, while some issues have now been concluded, the more important ones are still undecided.

How radical was the 2014 Budget? »

There was a lot to talk about in the Budget, but it was probably not that radical. Its impact may depend on how many proposals become law.

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