22nd August - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: Government plans to introduce 'accelerated payment' laws that would force savers to pay inheritance tax (IHT) while they are still alive are "rather frightening", an independent financial adviser has said. Under the new proposals, HMRC will be able to force people they suspect of tax avoidance to pay IHT up front while the courts decide whether the arrangements are legal. Full story - Solicitors Journal

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