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Inheritance Tax - Could there be a better alternative?

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Inheritance tax is enormously unpopular to say the least. A YouGov poll found that 59% of the public deemed it unfair, making it the least popular of Britain’s 11 major taxes. What’s more, the tax has a limited revenue raising ability, with the...

Talking about your will - don't be one of the 93%

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A national saving and investment survey has shown only 7% of people have spoken to their parents about inheritance. One of the most important parts of planning to leave an inheritance is to talk about it. This is obviously not an easy topic and it may be a...

Making A Will Does Have Many Benefits For You and Your Family

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With Christmas just around the corner, we tend to think about our loved ones and what we would like to give them. Christmas shopping can be a difficult task as there are so many wonderful options to choose from. But have you considered how drafting your Will...

Lasting Powers of Attorney - Friend or Foe?

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Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are a hot topic, often sparking debate. There is no doubt that more people than ever are aware of them and this firm has certainly seen an increase in the number of clients making them. Yet there is still conflicting opinion...

Relief as government drops proposals to increase probate fees

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We’re pleased to report that the government has dropped its proposals to increase probate fees confirming that there is insufficient time to implement the legislation ahead of the general election in June. In our recent article on the...

Is the probate fee rise the 'new inheritance tax'?

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When someone dies and leaves a will, an executor is usually appointed in the will to deal with the deceased person’s estate – their money, property and possessions. Before they’re able to do this however, the executor has to apply for a...

INSIGHT: Protecting And Planning Your Business And Shares Ahead Of Death

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How do I protect my business after I die? If you own shares in your family business they may well be your most significant asset and it’s important to understand how they may pass on your death and the most tax efficient way to...

Lucan Case Shows The Importance Of A Death Certificate In Law

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More than 40 years after Lord Lucan disappeared the high court has cleared the way for his only son to inherit the earldom. A presumption of death certificate was granted by Mrs Justice Asplin and a certificate was issued under the 2014 Presumption of Death...