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A guide to Inheritance Tax: the legal aspects

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Inheritance Tax (IHT) is primarily a charge on your assets on death, including your share of assets jointly held with another person. However, lifetime gifts made within seven years prior to your death can also be brought back into charge. IHT is also...

Alert: registered a Lasting Power of Attorney since September 2019?

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If you have arranged your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) since September 2019, then we strongly recommend that you also register your LPA document online. Here is our nutshell guide on the merits of online registration. What is the advantage of...

Organ Donation - Did you know the Law changed in the first Lockdown?

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From 20 May 2020, the law on organ donation in England changed to an opt-out system. This means that in most cases, adults who die in England will be treated as having agreed to be an organ donor. If you are thinking about your Will, it is a good time to...

Q: Can a widow, who has remarried, use 3 nil rate bands in their inheritance tax planning? A: Yes...

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Q: Can a widow (or widower), who has remarried, use the nil rate band from their deceased first partner in their inheritance tax planning - effectively meaning they have up to 3 nil rate bands? A: Yes – provided that (1) the widow’s Will is...