HMRC has published data showing Inheritance Tax (IHT) receipts reached £3.6bn between April 2021 and October 2021 – £600m higher than in the same period in 2020.

The higher receipts recorded can be partly attributed to the higher volume of wealth transfers that took place during the pandemic. Furthermore, the soaring housing market has seen a larger proportion of estates being subject to IHT.

Despite the Autumn Budget being light on personal tax announcements, with no major changes to IHT, the incoming increase in national insurance contributions and income tax on dividends shows the Treasury is willing to raise personal taxes in the short-to-medium term.

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