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Why are inheritance tax receipts rising and what can you do?

Years of frozen inheritance tax (IHT) thresholds mean more people are paying inheritance tax. We take a look at the basics of IHT and what you can do to pay less.

Important information - This article isn’t personal advice. If you’re not sure whether an investment is right for you please seek advice. If you choose to invest the value of your investment will rise and fall, so you could get back less than you put in.

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Written by
Nick Colman
Nick Colman
Financial Planning Writer

Nick works closely with our team of financial advisers to deliver insight into financial planning and personal finance topics. His ethos is that everyone should feel confident in making smart financial decisions, big or small.

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Published: 14th August 2023