Category: Private Clients

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.

Important changes to IHT400 compliance checks

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has unveiled a number of important changes to the ways in which it processes IHT400 estate returns.

Britons urged to save on IHT by leaving charitable legacies in their Wills

Individuals who leave behind more than 10 per cent of their estate to a charity in their Wills can save a significant amount of money on Inheritance Tax (IHT), but many Britons are failing to take advantage of this perk, it has been warned.

Trademark infringement row between pop star and budget retailer

B&M, a budget retailer, has recently been accused of trade mark infringement by the pop star Kylie Minogue, requiring them to change the name of a variety of homeware products.

What you need to know about the Power of Attorney refund scheme

In recent weeks, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has unveiled a refund scheme affecting anyone who was overcharged for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) fees between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.