Inheritance Tax Burden on London and South East

Inheritance Tax Burden on London and South East

Recent newspaper articles have highlighted statistics that show where the burden of inheritance tax liability falls. The statistics for 2017/18 showed that the number of estates actually paying inheritance tax fell for the first time in a number of years, but also...
New legislation for remote signing of wills

New legislation for remote signing of wills

The law relating to wills in England & Wales is to be amended so that wills can be witnessed remotely under certain conditions and shall still be valid. The change will be put into legislation later this year but will be backdated to 31st January, with the...
Online LPA Digital Service

Online LPA Digital Service

The Office of the Public Guardian has unveiled a new online service for registered Lasting Powers of Attorney, which is designed to help attorneys prove their status to banks, health care providers and other organisations. The idea behind the new service is to enable...
Updated Inheritance Tax Allowances

Updated Inheritance Tax Allowances

As from 6th April, the amount a married couple, or those in a civil partnership, can leave free of inheritance tax has increased so it is now possible for such a couple can now leave a combined amount of up to £1 million to their direct descendants.  This amount is...
Signing a Will or Power of Attorney during COVID-19

Signing a Will or Power of Attorney during COVID-19

The current difficult circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus has affected many things but one area where it is having considerable impact is in the area of signing documents, particularly wills and powers of attorney. There is some anecdotal evidence that enquiries...
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