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Report highlights changes that could simplify Inheritance Tax

Report highlights changes that could simplify Inheritance Tax

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has published its second report on Inheritance Tax. The report comes after the Chancellor requested a review of administrative and technical aspects of the tax back in January 2018. The first report was released in November 2018...
Severe Delays Continue for Probate Applications: Update

Severe Delays Continue for Probate Applications: Update

Back in May 2019, we wrote about how probate registries in England and Wales were suffering from processing delays on Grant of Probate and Grant of Letter of Administration applications. We’re now a couple of months down the line and the backlog continues. Therefore,...
What is Inheritance Tax and who pays it?

What is Inheritance Tax and who pays it?

This article looks at how Inheritance Tax works and which other taxes HMRC applies to the estate of a deceased person.  When someone dies, their estate – their cumulative assets, money, investments and possessions, less any debts – will be passed on to their...

Plans to Close Probate Registries

According to the Law Society Gazette, the Ministry of Justice plans to close local probate registries and move the work to just one central location in Birmingham. Currently, there are ten remaining regional probate registries in England and Wales and staff have...