Monthly Archive: March 2017

The New Probate Fees

What is probate? When someone dies, you need to get the legal right to deal with their property, money and possessions, and to do so you need a grant of representation, which is known as ‘probate’. When is probate not…
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Supreme Court to rule on animal charity will row today

The Supreme Court is set to hand down judgment today in a highly publicised case concerning challenges to wills on the grounds that they do not make reasonable provision. On Wednesday, 15 March, the court will reveal its judgment in llott v Blue Cross…
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Free Tax Reference Card

UHY Hacker Young has issued a free ‘handy tax card’ giving all the key tax rates and exemptions for the coming tax year –

Speculation ahead of the Spring Budget on 8 March

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, will announce the Spring Budget on Wednesday 8 March, with the associated Finance Bill 2017 published on 20 March. Speculation on the content includes a ‘death tax’ and a potential cap on the…
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