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Are they instructed by differing parties please?
There are no differing parties this is related to the correct computation of inheritance tax for HMRC.
Yes of course.
Sadly the answer is NO
You can't deduct these from the value of the estate
Please see HMRC guidance:
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No thank you , it just seems illogical !
But if you become an MP you could lobby to change it!
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