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Probate fees increase scrapped ahead of general election!

Lisa Morgan
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We are delighted to announce some good news about the Government’s recent u-turn to put a halt on the increase in probate fees that were due to take effect in May 2017. Following the announcement of the snap general election, the Government has decided...

Registration fees reduction for Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Lisa Morgan
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We are delighted with the government’s recent decision to reduce the registration fees for Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”) and Enduring Powers of Attorney (“EPAs”). The Office of the Public Guardian (“OPG”), the...

The new Inheritance Tax: "The Main Residence nil-rate band"

Lisa Morgan
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On or after April 6th 2017, the new Inheritance Tax rules will be of effect. The key point to consider is how this will affect your estate in terms of any Inheritance tax liability upon your death. Before we delve into this further, let’s start at the...

New Year, New Will?

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It’s the New Year and for many of us this offers the chance for a fresh start and a fresh outlook in 2016.  Some of us will finally commit to that long overdue gym membership, whilst others may simply see the New Year as an incentive to get things...