Westminster

How the Duke of Westminster dodged IHT
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Economy

How the Duke of Westminster dodged IHT

When the Duke of Westminster died recently, he left behind a vast estate – much of it exempt from inheritance tax. How so? Simon Wilson explains.
21 Aug 2016
19 February 1674: Treaty of Westminster gives New Amsterdam to England
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Economy

19 February 1674: Treaty of Westminster gives New Amsterdam to England

The Treaty of Westminster, signed on this day in 1674, gave New Netherland – and its capital New Amsterdam – to England.
19 Feb 2015