Category: Private Clients

New legislation to protect vulnerable people in care

Reforms are being made to the ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ (DoLs) system, with a replacement known as ‘Liberty Protection Safeguards’ set to become law.

Almost a third of Britons ‘confused’ by IHT terminology

A new study has revealed that almost a third (30 per cent) of UK adults do not fully understand key Inheritance Tax (IHT) terminology, while a similar number are unaware of the rate at which IHT is charged.

Vast majority of Britons leave important health and welfare decisions ‘to chance’, study finds

A worrying new study published earlier this week has revealed that the vast majority of Britons are leaving important health and welfare decisions ‘entirely to chance’ by failing to seek specialist legal advice.

Britons urged to take care when registering LPAs

People who are thinking of setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) are being urged to tread carefully, after a Freedom of Information request revealed that an increasing number of Britons are appointing attorneys who are inexperienced or ill-equipped for the job.

Bruce Forsyth ‘disinherits’ his children to beat IHT

Sir Bruce Forsyth sadly passed away back in August 2017, but in recent days, probate records have emerged suggesting that the much-loved entertainer ‘disinherited’ all of his children in his Will.

Britons urged to consider complex IHT rules when gifting

Families and individuals who ‘gift’ money to their children, grandchildren, friends or others need to be aware of the complex rules surrounding gifting and Inheritance Tax (IHT).

Pension investors urged to set-up LPAs

Retirees who invest their pensions in income drawdown schemes are being urged to consider the importance of setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) after it emerged that thousands of Britons who have not done so are exposing their loved ones to ‘costly ordeals’ if they fall ill.

Inheritance Tax advantages for married couples

With reports of the royal wedding dominating headlines this week, there is a strong focus on marriage across the press and the media. But experts are reminding Britons that while most people marry for love, tying the knot also enables couples to enjoy a number of significant tax advantages.

Resolution calls for radical IHT reform

In recent days, prominent think tank Resolution has called for a radical new system to replace the UK’s existing Inheritance Tax (IHT) regime, amid concerns that more needs to be done to tackle intergenerational inequality.

Majority of retirees worried about care home fees

A new study carried out by equity release company Age Partnership suggests that more than half (57 per cent) of retired Britons are worried about the rising costs of elderly care and the fact that only limited funding is available to them.