Official Statistics: Inheritance tax statistics: Table 12.12 – estimated numbers of estates liable to tax on death by Parliamentary constituency

Updated: Updated the table with data for tax year 2014 to 2015.

This table includes estimates of numbers of estates liable to tax in 2014 to 2015 by government office region and Westminster Parliamentary constituency.

The map shows which constituencies have had the highest average level of estates liable to tax in the 5 year period between 2009 to 2010 and 2013 to 2014.

Source: HMRC

Official Statistics: Inheritance tax statistics: Table 12.10 – estimated amounts of tax due by geographical region

Updated: Updated the table with data for tax year 2014 to 2015.

This table includes estimates of the amount of tax due by estates in each government office region and estimates of the numbers of estates liable to tax in tax year 2014 to 2015 by government office region and Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics (NUTS) Level 3.

Source: HMRC

Detailed guide: Pension administrators: check a member’s GMP

Updated: HMRC are aware of an issue with bulk uploading and are working on fixing it. This issue should be resolved by 26 May 2017.

Use the GMP checker to get a calculation for your members.

Before you start

You need a Government Gateway account for the Pension Scheme Online service in order to use this service.

You can either:

  • get an instant calculation for one member at a time
  • request a bulk calculation by uploading a CSV template – you’ll be sent an email when the result is ready

HMRC are aware of an issue with bulk uploading and are working on fixing it. This issue should be resolved by 26 May 2017.

You can check your member’s record against the information HMRC holds.

For each calculation you’ll need the member’s:

  • scheme contracted out number
  • National Insurance number
  • first name or initial
  • last name

This service is unavailable from 2am to 5am GMT due to regular maintenance. Please stop using the service before then or you won’t be able to finish your tasks.

Problems with the service

HMRC services may be slow during busy times. Check if there are any problems with this service.

Source: HMRC

Press release: Statement from Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark, said:

I am thrilled to have been appointed to lead this new department charged with delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy, leading government’s relationship with business, furthering our world-class science base, delivering affordable, clean energy and tackling climate change.

Source: Gov.uk

Corporate report: Tax avoidance litigation decisions

Updated: Published Tax avoidance litigation decisions 2016 to 2017

Tax avoidance involves trying to use the tax system to gain an advantage that Parliament never intended. It often involves contrived, artificial transactions that serve little or no purpose other than to produce this advantage.

This report lists litigation decisions where HMRC considered tax avoidance was involved.

Source: HMRC