Finding the Best Personal Injury Lawyers

Written by Mart Gil Abareta

If you've been injured in an accident, then you may be able to recover compensation. Remember that you must take legal advice from a quality personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident to ensure that you receiverepparttar compensation you deserve. Get legal help for your injuries by finding an injury lawyer that has experience in your claim area and is confident they can help you.

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The Budget 2005 & Inheritance Tax: Has the Chancellor Done Enough?

Written by Janine Byrne


'The Government's economic objective is to build a strong economy and a fair society, where there is opportunity and security for all."

So readsrepparttar opening statement ofrepparttar 119142 Labour Government's 2005 Budget. Butrepparttar 119143 word 'fair' is wide offrepparttar 119144 mark when consideringrepparttar 119145 incidence of inheritance tax on an increasing number of homeowners overrepparttar 119146 past few years.

The Inheritance Tax Problem

Overrepparttar 119147 past few years inheritance tax ceased to berepparttar 119148 'rich person's tax' orrepparttar 119149 'voluntary' tax which it used to be. The cause ofrepparttar 119150 problem has beenrepparttar 119151 ever increasing scale of house prices resulting in property values which far exceedrepparttar 119152 Nil Rate Band exemption for inheritance tax.

Research conducted by stockbrokers Brewin Dolphin, there are an estimated 2.4 million homes acrossrepparttar 119153 UK that are now valued aboverepparttar 119154 £263,000 inheritance tax threshold, before taking any other assets into account. And one in five people anticipating an inheritance have no idea that anything over and aboverepparttar 119155 threshold will be subject to 40% of tax.

In summary,repparttar 119156 number of homes sold which were aboverepparttar 119157 inheritance tax threshold rose from 3% in 1994 to 14% in 2004 andrepparttar 119158 Government has pocketed a staggering £3.3bn in inheritance tax since 1997!

The 2005 Budget

The inheritance tax issue was a main concern forrepparttar 119159 Chancellor Gordon Brown after various professional bodies have stressedrepparttar 119160 need forrepparttar 119161 threshold to be increased. Having heardrepparttar 119162 argumentsrepparttar 119163 Chancellor did just that.

The current Nil Rate Band threshold is £263,000 andrepparttar 119164 Chancellor has announced that this is to be increased to £275,000 forrepparttar 119165 forthcoming tax year 2005/2006 and then further increased to £285,000 and £300,000repparttar 119166 following two years. As a result of these increasesrepparttar 119167 Chancellor has argued that 94% of estates would not pay inheritance tax. So hasrepparttar 119168 Chancellor done enough?

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