Inheritance tax

Inheritances are under threat: don’t rely on a windfall to pay your debts

29 March 2017 10:25

Are you banking on an inheritance to help pay off the mortgage, clear your credit card bills or prop up…

Last-minute tips to cut your tax bill

23 March 2017 10:52

The clock’s ticking to shield your savings and investments from the taxman for the 2016/17 tax year, which ends on…

How to minimise the impact of inheritance tax

17 November 2016 11:29

It’s known colloquially as the death tax, and for good reason. Inheritance tax – the bane of modern life –…

Spectator Money: The legacy issue. How to plan ahead for what you’ll leave behind

13 May 2016 17:07

The new issue of Spectator Money is out on Thursday 19 May, and there’s a fantastic array of articles to look…

If Cameron really wanted to encourage home-ownership, he would increase inheritance tax

14 April 2015 10:59

‘The dream of a property-owning democracy is alive,’ David Cameron will say today as he launches the Conservative manifesto, promising…

The truth behind David Cameron’s new inheritance tax policy

12 April 2015 14:10

David Cameron’s new Inheritance tax policy is clearly an important political message of aspiration and family values rather than a…

This week, the Tories must seize the initiative

12 April 2015 12:45

Even Tory insiders admit that while they broadly had the better of the first week of the campaign, Labour had…

Welcome to the completely bonkers world of the Green Party manifesto

21 January 2015 15:14

I was about to shut down my computer last night when I made the mistake of clicking on an article…

Boffo new Tory election strategy: reinforce negative stereotypes

11 January 2015 17:55

Following the success of the Tories’ last anti-UKIP strategy session, I’ve been leaked details of the latest election planning at CCHQ:…

George Osborne making his pledge on inheritance tax at the 2007 Conservative conference. Picture: Getty

Briefing: What is the government doing to inheritance tax?

11 February 2013 21:05

The Death Tax has risen again. The government estimates that its proposals for social care funding will cost the Treasury…

Social care reforms: clever politics, bad government

11 February 2013 10:14

Judge a Government on its priorities.  And then its priorities within priorities.  Amidst the clamour for rapid and credible deficit…

Social care reforms: the good and bad news

11 February 2013 9:02

Jeremy Hunt is unveiling the government’s long-awaited reforms to the funding of social care today. This is the next announcement…