Proposals to increase the costs associated with probate for families sorting out the wills of loved ones who have died have been delayed due to lack of Parliamentary time to debate the proposed fee increase as a result of Brexit debates, following a widespread backlash against their implementation.
The lack of awareness around inheritance tax (IHT) in the UK has increased in the last year, with half (50 per cent) of liable over 45-year-olds admitting to being unaware their main property could be subject to IHT.
New data published by the Office of the Public Guardian in recent days reveals that the number of people submitting Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) applications rose by two per cent year-on-year between April and June 2018.
A Freedom of Information (FoI) Act request has revealed that many UK families are not taking advantage of a recently-introduced Inheritance Tax (IHT) break which could otherwise save them thousands of pounds.
Having a valid Will in place is essential for anyone who wants their estate to be passed on in line with their wishes. If a person dies without a Will in England and Wales, their estate passes on in accordance with the intestacy rules – which could have unwanted or unfavourable consequences for the wider… Read more