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Inheritance Tax: Housing

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 769W, on inheritance tax: housing, (1) what the gross increase in cash terms in revenue from inheritance tax as a result of challenges by the Valuation Office Agency was in each year before 2008-09 for which figures are available; (319645)

(2) how many individual properties had their assessment for inheritance tax increased in 2008-09 as the result of a challenge by the Valuation Office Agency.

The information requested is provided in the following tables.

Gross increase in Inheritance tax revenues following challenge by the VOA, (£ million)

2008-09

96

2007-08

132

2006-07

105

Number of individual properties whose inheritance tax assessment was increased following challenge by the VOA

2008-09

3,589

2007-08

5,529

2006-07

4,935