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60-second interview: Alexandra Milton

Alexandra Milton joins Barlow Robbins’ private client team in Woking

28 April 2014

What are your clients talking to you about at the moment and does anything concern you?

My clients are always conscious about inheritance tax implications. However, I also feel clients should consider the prospect of care fees. As we all know, inheritance tax is a tax at 40 per cent prima facie above the nil rate band of £325,000. Currently, care fees are a 100 per cent ‘tax’ on assets exceeding £23,250.

If clients do speak to me about care fee planning, all too often they want to give their property to family while continuing to live there. Not only will this most probably not work for care fees due to the ‘deprivation of assets’ legislation but they are depriving themselves of an asset that in the future could provide a good quality of ca...

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