Winner of the Grade 1 Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse last month, Death Duty
was a general 8-1 shot for the JLT Novices' Chase at Cheltenham before the news broke yesterday.
Only five horses contest the day's feature but a terrific clash is in store as Death Duty
squares off against the highly-impressive Navan winner Footpad.
The most wealthy in society manipulate death duty
loop holes to avoid paying any death duties.
The problem is more urgent in London - the average property owner in the capital is expected to be liable to pay the 40% death duty
in less than a year because of average yearly house price growth of 11.
Through the site family history researchers can locate and purchase original records such as passport applications, death duty
registers and births, marriages and deaths at sea.
Since the published death duty
returns give a classification by size of the number and value of the estates of those dying, the corresponding estimates of the wealth held by the total population can also be classified and the distribution calculated.
Admittedly, Death Duty
, unbeaten in three chase starts, including a convincing defeat of Rathvinden in the Drinmore (Grade 1) at Fairyhouse last time, fits that description.
A CHANGE of plan by Gigginstown House Stud and Gordon Elliott will mean Death Duty
takes on Footpad in a fascinating renewal of the Grade 1 Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown on Tuesday.
His latest third to Death Duty
at Navan was a decent run and the second, Our Duke, has since won a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown.
Research by Scottish Widows found that almost one in four households in the UK have an total estate valued at more than the new pounds 300,000 threshold for death duty
People with estates heading towards the inheritance tax threshold breathed a sigh of relief by news that the level at which death duty
kicks in will rise from pounds 285,000 to pounds 350,000 by 2010
In 2001,117 postcode areas had average house values that made homeowners liable for death duty
, Halifax research found.
THE number of homeowners in the UK liable to pay death duty
has risen to 10 million, according to new figures.
The really rich people are the only ones who can defend themselves against this tax because they can afford the best lawyers and accountants to tie up their assets in so many Swiss bank accounts and red tape' the government has got more chance of finding the Holy Grail than receiving a penny in death duty
Chancellor Gordon Brown could raise an extra pounds 147 million a year while cutting death duty
for almost nine out of 10 people, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research.