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Business tax

Using business property relief in IHT planning

An area of tax planning that has become increasingly popular in recent years is the use of business property relief (BPR) in the mitigation of inheritance tax (IHT) liabilities.

Budget 2008 - Capital gains to be taxed at 18 per cent rate

In his first Budget speech delivered to the House of Commons, Chancellor Alistair Darling said that the capital gains tax (CGT) rate will be a flat 18 per cent and tax for the first £1m of gains on

No Tax Relief for VCTs

Managers of Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) were disappointed that the Pre-Budget Report failed to spell out future plans for the tax reliefs the trusts currently enjoy.

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