Investors avoid £575m IHT
HMRC figures show a rising number of individuals are using investments in high-risk, small private companies in order to avoid IHT. Some £575m of IHT liabilities were avoided in this way by individuals in 2014-15. Meanwhile, the total value of IHT relief from EIS and SEIS is expected to grow again to £590m in 2015-16 according to Radius Equity, an EIS provider.
The Daily Telegraph (28/05/2016)