Budget analysis

by Richard Allum on 12 March 2008

The Scottish Widows ‘techtalk’ editorial team have prepared a detailed Budget commentary which also includes an economic analysis.Issues affecting advisers include:

  • Capital Gains Tax confirmed at 18% with no change to life bond taxation.
  • Confirmation of transferability of IHT nil rate band between spouses and civil partners.
  • Clarification of IHT rules for replacement interest in possession trust.
  • Relaxation of trivial commutation rules for pensions.
  • New allowances for income tax.

You can access the online guide by clicking here.

UPDATE: Winterthur has produced a summary with a focus on pensions which you can download by clicking here.

UPDATE 2: Vantis has produced a detailed guide which you can download by clicking here.

UPDATE 3: The PFS has produced one of the best summaries I have seen so far which you can download by clicking here.

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