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Finance Act 2014

Rate bands for tax years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18

25.The rates of IHT are set out in the Table in Schedule 1 of IHTA. The IHT nil-rate band is the amount below which no IHT is charged. It is automatically indexed in line with inflation each year unless the Government decides otherwise and has generally increased every year up to 2009-10.

26.Section 8 of Finance Act 2010 set the limit of the nil-rate band at £325,000 for the years 2010-11 to 2014-15 inclusive.

27.At Budget 2013 the Government announced that the nil-rate band would remain frozen until 2017-18. This supersedes previous announcements.

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