Budget 2015 – IHT Changes

As we all start to digest the detail from the recent summer budget announcements, the much anticipated changes to inheritance tax thresholds was finally confirmed. At present, inheritance tax is payable at 40% on the value of an estate in excess of the tax free allowance of £325,000.

Could a Family Settlement Asset Trust be a solution for you?

A Family Settlement Asset Trust (FSAT) is a discretionary trust usually coupled with a life interest used to protect assets which may be property, cash, bonds and so on. It is usual for the settlors to reserve the right to use the assets (for example, occupy property) or have income f