Inheritance Tax

Why It's Time to Scrap the Inheritance Tax

Chris Whiting | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

There is nothing nice about loss. The grief and mourning families go through when faced with the deaths of loved ones can be extremely traumatic. With that in mind, it seems simply wrong to take from families at times like these.

This Young Guy's Question Time Inheritance Tax Rant Took Everyone By Surprise

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A young man surprised the BBC Question Time audience on Thursday with a simple reason for supporting inheritance tax. In a humourous exchange, the you...

Labour Must Oppose Osborne's Inheritance Tax Cut

Liz Kendall | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Liz Kendall

You couldn't make it up. A Chancellor who is happy to see those with the least income lose most, yet with the same stroke of his pen, gives those who are already fortunate in life another bung. You wonder why, during these straightened times, this could possibly be a priority... This inheritance tax cut is wrong, not just because we can't afford it, but also because it does absolutely nothing to give those children least likely to succeed a fair crack of the whip. The Labour party I will lead would never support such a decision, and I'm calling on Labour to table relevant amendments to the finance bill to make this clear.

This Budget Hits the Working Poor, the Disadvantaged Young, and the Public Sector, All While Helping the Very Wealthiest

Tim Farron | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

If you have any lingering doubts about the difference the Liberal Democrats made in government over the last five years, the Budget policies announced by George Osborne this afternoon should dispel them. Just look at the choices Osborne makes without Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander to push him in another direction. At a time when 6.6million people in working families live in poverty, he's hitting some of the poorest and most vulnerable - and, incidentally, hardest-working - families by freezing working-age benefits, which amounts to a real terms cut of 11% over four years.

Finally Inheritance Tax On Homes Worth Up To £1 Million Set To Be Scrapped

PA | Posted 04.07.2015 | UK

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to use his first all-Conservative Budget on Wednesday to deliver the party's promise to end inheritance tax on f...

Inheritance Tax: Why We Shouldn't Give Up on It

Alex Yeates | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Yeates

This massively unequal allocation of wealth is a dire problem for liberal societies because it directly impedes social mobility. By perpetuating a system whereby those at the top continue to accumulate assets with little to no redistribution, you are contributing to a world whereby the poor get poorer.

Calling for the Abolishment of Inheritance Tax

Lewis Worrow | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Worrow

Though left wing supporters commonly advocate the Inheritance Tax, most strongly to those who support Marxist values, they ignore the fact that there is no moral ground supporting that it's morally acceptable. The highest earners are already taxed on their income as all earners are.

A Clip From 2003's Daily Politics That George Osborne Would Rather Forget

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics

With another tax avoidance row hitting the headlines, the Tories have busily tried to push the spotlight onto Labour and the tax arrangements of vario...

Here's Why The Rich Would Love Dave's Big Inheritance Tax Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's pledge to cut inheritance tax to help those who were not "in any way mega-rich" would also save the richest families hundreds of thous...

An Englishman's Home Is His Castle... But We're Under Siege!

Adam Rickitt | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Adam Rickitt

You struggle, scrimp and save, and battle against all the odds to somehow obtain that illusive dream of homeownership...your very own piece of Britain. But as a nation we are under siege, surrounded by an invading army waiting to steal away that which we worked so hard to achieve. This grim hoard hails from the land of HMRC and its army is inheritance tax...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Nigel 2. Nick 0.

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 3 April 2014... 1) NIGEL 2. NICK 0. Happy birthday, Nigel. From the Huffington Post UK: ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ed Ache

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 25 March 2014... 1) ED ACHE After two polls showing a narrowing of the Labour lead over the...

Probate and Other Fairly Pointless Pieces of Paperwork

Beth Phillips | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Phillips

Today, four months and four days since Dunc died, I have finally received the Grant of Representation (Probate) in the post. Four months and five days ago, I didn't even know that such a thing existed, let alone the hoops that one is required to jump through in order to obtain it.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'International Criminal Conspiracy'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Monday 11 February 2013... 1) 'INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY' Could the scandal over horsemeat in our fo...

Thousands More To Be Hit By Inheritance Tax To Pay For Elderly Care

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics

Thousands more people are likely to be hit with inheritance tax to pay for an extension in state support for the elderly in a social care cap that bee...

Social Care Plan To Be Unveiled

The Observer | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics

Thousands more people will pay inheritance tax to fund a watered-down version of the Dilnot plan for universal state funding for elderly and social ca...

Creating Cultural Legacies

Jeremy Hunt | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home
Jeremy Hunt

I'm absolutely delighted to welcome the Huffington Post's new culture section, which will be a fantastic space to talk about the UK's amazing arts scene. And amazing it is. Even in difficult economic times the arts in this country continue to inspire and startle.

Lending for Growth – a Conference Priority?

Stian Westlake | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK Politics
Stian Westlake

What, can we hope for from the Chancellor today? At the very least, it seems likely that he will underline the importance of getting business lending flowing. But there's some hope that we won't have to wait until November's statement for a more definitive move on bank lending. Britain's businesses are watching.

Might a Mansion tax Allow Politicians to Create a Domesday Book for the 21st Century?

Nik Darlington | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Politics
Nik Darlington

It is the potential for data gathering that most excites politicians of certain shades. This could even have a benefit, in that a centralised valuation of estates throughout the country could contribute to updating bandings for council tax - a long overdue task.