UK Office of Tax Simplification Takes Aim at Inheritance Tax Death duties were first introduced, in their modern form, back in 1894 when the government introduced estate duty, a tax on the capital value of land. Estate duty was eventually replaced by Capital Transfer Tax in 1975, which introduced the concept of tax on lifetime…
Trusts are often feared for being over-complicated and outmoded. They are not always simple, but they remain important and flexible tools to help with the controlled devolution and management of wealth.
We have long and broad experience of advising in relation to trusts. Our approach is always to consider how useful and appropriate they are to the individual circumstance. When they cease to be useful, we advise on their efficient termination. Hunters’ knowledge and experience of trust law is nationally recognised as being of the highest level.
Once trusts are up and running, they need to be soundly administered. We seek to ensure that this is done as effectively and efficiently as possible, and regard trust administration as a real service of which we are justly proud.
In many instances we also deal with our clients’ personal tax affairs – their financial interests often being extremely wide ranging and complex.