Seminar explores ‘death tax’ remedies

Law firm Hill Dickinson will host a seminar on 3 May at Chester Zoo to advise homeowners and investors on how to reduce the worry for loved ones by protecting their property value from inheritance tax.

Held in conjunction with financial planning firm, Sanlam Private Wealth, the IHT planning seminar will discuss the issues surrounding inheritance tax, how to plan finances around them, and how they impact upon wills and estate management.

Ian Sydenham, private client partner at Hill Dickinson, said: "The threshold for IHT is currently £325,000, so if homeowners factor in other investments, this makes a large proportion of them vulnerable to the tax. By offering advice from a legal and financial planning perspective, guests will leave with the tools to protect their property and other valuable assets."

Despite the popular belief that IHT only applies to the wealthy, the growth in property prices has seen more people become susceptible to the 'death tax'.

Nigel Speirs, chief executive of Sanlam Private Wealth, said: "We feel that clients should have regular reviews of their financial circumstances with a qualified financial planner. This can help them to identify, in simple terms how they should plan to mitigate their Inheritance Tax liability."

The IHT planning seminar will be held on Thursday 3 May 2012, from 8:30am to 10:45am at Oakfield Manor House, Chester Zoo, Upton by Chester, Chester CH2 1LH. Interested parties should RSVP by Friday 27 April 2012 to confirm their attendance. Contact: Wendy Wright,, 01244 896 658 or Karen Hardman,, 01745 362 271

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