Many of you will know that last Friday 14th December 2018 was Christmas Jumper Day!
Grieving families will be hit with bills of up to £6,000 under a stealth death tax. The cost of securing probate – legal control over a deceased's estate – is to soar from next April.
Around 280,000 families a year will have to pay more than the current £215 fee – with 56,000 of them facing bills of £2,500 to £6,000. The Ministry of Justice is expected to rake in an extra £185million a year from the charges by 2022-23. Read More
Pilgrims Hospice Make a Will Month takes place each February and gives people an opportunity to make their will in a way that's straightforward, while supporting Pilgrims at the same time. Read More
Robinson Allfree Solicitors of Ramsgate and Broadstairs has been recogised by Cancer Research UK, with each branch facilitating over half a million pounds worth of gifts from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their will. The firm has been offering the Free Will Service to people aged 55 and over for the past ten years, giving guidance and support for those wishing to write a will or update an existing one. Read More
As SFE's report reveals, people rarely think about possible future mental incapacity even though we are worried about it. As a nation, we are failing to talk about what our wishes would be for our later life, should we lose the ability to make our own decisions. Read More
Grieving families face paying thousands of pounds to banks because their loved ones were sold rip-off wills. Up to 1.5million customers are believed to have signed up for the service in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Wills were typically offered for as little as £75, or even free. Read More
One of the main changes to Inheritance Tax legislation since the introduction of the transferable nil rate band in 2007 is the forthcoming introduction of the Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB), designed to assist parents to leave their main residence to their children. Read More