Investing: ISAs get new tax-break

Minimum WageThe ever popular ISA (Individual Savings Account), received a boost yesterday as the government announced shares in smaller companies, quoted on markets such as AIM (Alternative Investment Market), will be eligible to be held in the tax-efficient wrapper from October onwards. Until now, only shares quoted on recognised stock exchanges have been eligible to be held in an ISA. However, the changes will significantly benefit investors into smaller companies, as well as people with a potential Inheritance Tax (IHT) liability....

6 tips to avoid paying Inheritance Tax

6 tips to avoid paying Inheritance TaxIn 2007 George Osborne announced his intention to increase the nil rate band, the amount you can leave in your estate without paying Inheritance Tax, to £1 million. Fast forward six years and the government has announced that to help meet the cost of changes to how long term care is paid for, the nil rate band will be frozen at £325,000 until 2019 at the earliest. If the nil rate band had been increased to £1 million, ...