Bereaved families are being charged punitive rates of interest on their inheritance tax (IHT) bills because of huge delays in the courts, according to Telegraph Money. 

Families could be forced into paying extra death duties through no fault of their own as overdue IHT attracts interest rates in excess of 3 percent – more than four times the official Bank Rate.

Kieran Bowe appears in The Telegraph discussing inheritance tax and the charges being added as a result of delays in the courts. 

One in five face higher inheritance tax bills as probate delays drag is available to read on The Telegraph website via subscription. 

Kieran is a partner in the private client group and since qualification he has specialised in private client law, advising families and individuals on matters including estate planningadministration of high-value estatestrust administration and Court of Protection work.