UK Inheritance Tax Bill Tops £3 billion

•    The average bill for an estate paying inheritance tax is over £170,000 – an annual increase of 3 per cent
•    UK inheritance tax receipts exceed £3.05 billion from 17,900 estates
•    Half of UK inheritance tax is paid by estates in London and the South East 

Estates liable for inheritance tax in the UK in 2012-2013 faced an average bill of more than £170,000 each – an increase of almost £5,000 or three per cent according to new analysis of HMRC data by Prudential.

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