Estates

An eye opener on Wills – A few facts

New research by Royal London reveals that 5.4 million adults without a will do not know how to begin if they were to write one. 5.4 million adults without a will would not know where to begin if they were…
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Should you be worried about the PROBATE FEE hike?

The government has recently announced substantial increases in the fee to obtain the grant needed to take control of a deceased’s estate. The new fees, payable to the probate registry and due to take effect in April 2019, amounts to…
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Residential Nil-Rate Band – What You Need To Know

HMRC has updated the sections of its inheritance tax manual covering the crucially important residential nil-rate band for inheritance tax. The new sections can be found at IHTM46000 onwards. HMRC Guidance – http://bit.ly/2ektrwD HMRC Manual – http://bit.ly/2pDCcnW The Guidance is…
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Inheritance Tax Planning moves into Election Spotlight

Labour’s manifesto is expected to halve the inheritance tax threshold to £425,000 ( i.e. two nil rate bands and two 2017/2018 residential nil rate bands) according to the Evening Standard. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell confirmed on BBC radio that if…
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Where You Are Going Wrong With Inheritance Tax Planning

‘The Absolute Essence of Inheritance Tax Planning’ is the antidote to ‘being stuck’ when planning for  inheritance tax! The ‘Absolute Essence’ has been written to literally change your mind, your way of seeing things. It will give you the in-depth…
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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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