The Government has dropped sections of the Finance Bill in advance of the election, including the non-domicile reforms that will cause shares in offshore companies holding UK property to come within the scope of IHT from 6 April 2017.
It is anticipated that the Government will reintroduce these reforms post-election and it is possible that these reforms may go ahead retrospectively from 6 April 2017 as originally planned. However as at today's date the Government has published no further guidance on its intentions.
Any restructuring implemented before 6 April may be affected by the reforms that are eventually introduced. Please address any questions to the contacts below: