Sir Ken Dodd's death puts spotlight on inheritance tax rules
It may come as a reminder to couples that marital status can play a major part in determining inheritance tax liabilities. Had the couple not wed, Mrs Jones would have faced a bill of up to 40% of the inherited amount.
The wedding may be seen as the comedian having the last laugh against HMRC, 29 years after he was charged with evading £1 million in tax. Sir Ken's trial - at which he was cleared of all charges - came after it was discovered he had kept more than £300,000 hidden in used notes under his bed.