Death and (more) taxes

15/05/2017

Those two certainties in life, death and taxes, are only reinforced by the probate fee increases set to come into force in May 2017.

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Rates Revaluation 2017

02/05/2017

Business Rates and the Governments 26 billion pounds per annum are typically the largest overhead for most businesses and organisations. After postponing the 2015 business rates for evaluation for two years the 2017 rates fee valuation which will apply from the 1 April has been well publicised.

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Probate Fee Increase Further Update

02/05/2017

The Government has scrapped its planned increase of probate fees following the announcement last week of a general election on 8 June 2017.

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Will there be a death of the “death tax”?

02/05/2017

Last month, we reported the Government’s proposal to replace the present fixed fee for probate applications with a tiered system based on the value of the deceased’s estate. The “death tax”, as it is colloquially known, would see the probate fee payable for estates worth more than £2 million increase from £155 to £20,000.

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Bare Trusts

02/05/2017

Bare trusts are true to their name and just deal with “bare” essentials! The trustees hold the trust property on behalf of the beneficiary, it really is that simple.

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Gifting in the Christmas spirit

02/05/2017

The gifting of wealth to younger generations is a solution to the financial generational gap and there is no better time than the season of goodwill to consider making a significant gift.

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