FSF News

Trump 'ready' to tax all Chinese imports The US president says he is prepared to slap tariffs on all $500bn of imports from China... Read more...

UK government borrowing at 11-year low Public sector borrowing between April and June fell to the lowest level since 2007.... Read more...

Trump criticises US central bank's interest rate rises Mr Trump says he is "not happy" with rising interest rates which he argues put the US at... Read more...

Pound drops below $1.30 as June retail sales fall Sterling falls after figures show shoppers shunned stores to focus on the World Cup last... Read more...

Two former traders jailed in Euribor rate-rigging case Christian Bittar and Philippe Moryoussef are jailed for five and eight years respectivel... Read more...

Summer clothing sales hold back inflation The CPI measure of inflation remained at 2.4% in June, raising uncertainty over an Augus... Read more...

Prices of flats stay unchanged for a year, says ONS Overall houses prices rose by 3% in the year to May, according to the Office for Nationa... Read more...

Estate Planning

The effects of Inheritance Tax can typically be mitigated by careful planning. The use of trusts to place assets outside the estate is both a simple and cost-effective remedy. Other solutions include, but are not limited to the use of both annual and one-off allowances, investment into certain investment markets and protecting the liabilities with life cover.

The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate tax and trust advice.

The value of investments and the income from it could go down as well as up. The return at the end of the investment period is not guaranteed and you may get back less than you originally invested.