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This week's pre-Budget report won't go down as one of the most enthralling, but one point worth picking up on is the freeze on Inheritance tax (IHT). This tax may hit some of us in the future, but there is some confusion as to what it is and how it may affect us. We take a look.

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Tax and NI: Middle classes must stump up to cut the deficit

Triple whammy targets families earning above the national average

Tax rich now – and the rest of us later

National insurance rate up, 40p tax threshold frozen; Cap on pay rises for five million public-sector workers

Pre-Budget report: Pain postponed

The Chancellor's electioneering budget yesterday put off difficult questions about cutting debt. Will it work?

'Growth, jobs and fairness' to shape pre-Budget Report

"Growth, jobs and fairness" will be the key elements of today's pre-Budget Report, Chancellor Alistair Darling told a special meeting of Cabinet today.

Tax hikes expected for the better off

Chancellor Alistair Darling is widely expected to announce a raft of tax increases for the better off when he delivers his Pre-Budget Report on Wednesday.

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