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On Wednesday 12th December 2018 the Ward Williams Financial Services team, joined the Surrey Wildlife Trust and other companies on a festive day to help remove invasive Scotts Pine from the heathland of Chobham Common. The importance of the maintenance of this rare heathland was explained to us - Lowland heathland is only found along the fringes of northern Europe and is prote ...

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has published the first of two reports on inheritance tax. The first report sets out an explanation of the issues and complexities of IHT, gives an overview of concerns raised by the public and professional advisors during the review and then makes recommendations. This first report examines the administrative issues that people complain ...

IHT, Tax

According to statistics published by HMRC more than 180,500 first-time buyers have benefitted from First Time Buyers Relief (FTBR). The relief introduced in November 2017 has saved eligible first-time buyers an estimated total amount of more than £426 million. Mel Stride MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said: ‘These statistics show that the government was right to off ...