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Increase in probate fees - what will it mean for families?

United Kingdom - March 21 2017 The Ministry of Justice has confirmed its intention to proceed with plans to increase probate fees, despite an overwhelming rejection of the proposals…

Could you or a relative be missing out on non-means-tested state support?

United Kingdom - January 26 2016 I was consulted recently by a client whose elderly mother lives in her own home but needs daily help with some activities such as dressing. My client…

Comprehensive spending review and Autumn statement 2015: the impact on retirees and those needing health and social care

United Kingdom - November 27 2015 On 25 November 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, outlined his spending plans for the next five years in the Spending Review. The…

Planning for incapacity in a cross-border context

United Kingdom - November 16 2015 It is a recognised fact that the population of England and Wales is ageing, as are many populations across the globe. Human beings are living longer…

86% in the South West leave life-changing decisions in the hands of strangers

United Kingdom - November 11 2015 An alarming new report reveals people in the South West are leaving major decisions about housing, assets and care to chance. 86% of people in the…