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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