Saga are saying that the number of properties worth more than the nil-rate band has gone up.
Yes, but married couples get two nil-rate bands. And next year there will be an additional allowance for property.
Inheritance Tax is currently only an issue for a couple with over £650,000 of assets. And an individual who is not part of a couple, with "only" £325,000 to leave, will still be able to benefit from up to £175,000 for their property as well in due course.
The proportion of properties sold in England and Wales above the £325,000 Inheritance Tax (IHT) ‘nil-rate band’ is heading to a record high in 2016, according to new research carried out by Saga Investment Services.