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Making gifts for tax planning purposes on behalf of someone lacking capacity

United Kingdom - August 15 2019 A recent ruling by the Court of Protection means that someone acting as a deputy for a person lacking capacity will in future be able to make gifts on…

Wills, inheritance tax and the middle-aged beneficiary

United Kingdom - August 13 2019 The average age at which a child inherits from their parents is now 61. What does that mean for the 'average' 61-year-old? If they’re of the 1 in 3…

UK farmers demand more workers for the summer season

European Union, United Kingdom - July 26 2019 As we head through the summer months, spare a thought for overworked UK farmers who at the peak of the harvesting season are struggling to recruit…

Inheritance tax overhaul would remove useful exemptions

United Kingdom - July 8 2019 Proposals to overhaul inheritance tax may look good on the surface but it is a case of removal of complexity which would lead to the abolition of…

Who died first? When the date of death matters

United Kingdom - July 2 2019 In June the High Court heard a dispute between two step-sisters who have asked the court to decide which of their parents died first. This unusual…

Deputyships - Why won’t certain companies speak with me?

United Kingdom - June 7 2019 When you are appointed as a deputy by the Court of Protection, you will encounter a number of problems in managing the property and affairs of the…

How should a deputy manage a person’s investments?

United Kingdom - May 31 2019 If you have been appointed as a deputy by the Court of Protection to manage the property and affairs of someone who lacks mental capacity, there are a…

Probate fees: the uncertainty continues

United Kingdom - May 15 2019 So, what is the update? Nothing. The probate fees order is still waiting for the final stages to bring it into law and probate registries are still…

Doing well in the crypto-currency market? Make sure you don’t die rich!

United Kingdom - April 17 2019 Whether you are in the market for short term profit or making long term investments, adequate planning is certainly a worthwhile (and small)…

Inheritance Tax - are the very wealthy breathing a permanent sigh of 'relief'?

United Kingdom - April 4 2019 Both the Guardian and the Independent carried articles earlier this week centred on the statistic that the average rate of inheritance tax (IHT) paid…