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Number of Wills & IHT Paid

Number of Wills & IHT Paid

Latest HMRC data reveals that IHT receipts for the period April 2021 to February 2022 now stand at £5.5bn; £0.7bn higher than the same period last year. Also, almost half (47%) of Brits who have a Will haven’t updated it for more than five years, meaning nearly half...

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What Are Protective Property Trusts?

What Are Protective Property Trusts?

From The Will Company What are Protective Property Trusts? Protective Property Trusts (PPTs) are one of the most widely used Trusts in Wills today. The Trust will usually take the deceased’s share in their main residence and give another person known as the life...

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Changes to the Funding of Care

Changes to the Funding of Care

From The Will Company  ​On 17 November 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care published an updated policy paper. This paper contains the government’s plans for funding adult social care and reforms to funding in England. The changes are currently proposed to...

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Don’t Lose Out on Tax Relief

Don’t Lose Out on Tax Relief

from The Will Company Property wealth hits new high. Residential Nil Rate Band Allowance Potential Loss. The overall value of UK housing stock has risen from £5.67trn to £6.42trn over the last year, with private property wealth reaching a new high of £4.87trn,...

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Will

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Will

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Will is to remain secret for at least 90 years to protect the “dignity and standing” of the Queen, the High Court has ruled. It has been convention for over a century that, after the death of a senior member of the Royal Family, the courts are...

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Estate Planning for Business Owners

Estate Planning for Business Owners

Understanding what will happen to your business when you die is essential for you and the people who depend on it. Your business may be one of your most valuable assets. What happens to my business if I die? Sole Trader – Your business is not separatefrom you as an...

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Protective Property Trusts

Protective Property Trusts

Protecting Your Children's Inheritance Do you have a Protective Property Trust in place to ensure your children receive their inheritance?  Find out how you can protect your children's inheritance from care costs, family disputes, re-marriage, bankruptcy and debts...

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HMRC IHT Income

HMRC IHT Income

from The Will Company  The link at the end of this of this post is a wonderful commentary on the income from IHT to HMRC. Very worthwhile reading. The keys points from this year’s publication are: In the tax year 2018 to 2019, 3.7% of UK deaths resulted in an...

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Wills – a delve behind the stats

Wills – a delve behind the stats

By Ann-Marie Shine-Newton, Will Writer, Stanford Legal Services Wills - a delve behind the stats We recently had Census day, which takes place every 10 years. According to the Government it gives them the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in...

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Revoking an LPA or EPA

Revoking an LPA or EPA

from The Will Company A donor may occasionally review their Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and realise that their circumstances have changed since the documents were signed. There are unfortunately no steps in place to amend an...

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What is a Protective Property Trust?

What is a Protective Property Trust?

From The Will Company Protective Property Trusts (PPTs) are one of the most used Trusts in Wills today. These Trusts are very helpful for clients who wish to allow a person (usually a spouse or partner) to live in their property whilst also offering protection over...

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Providing for Your Pets

Providing for Your Pets

From The Society of Will Writers  When you think about making provisions for your estate after your death, what will often come to your mind is who should be your executor, trustee, whether there are any money gifts or specific gifts you want to make to family and...

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Why a financial LPA is so important

Why a financial LPA is so important

Lasting Power of Attorney  Why a financial LPA is so important In this BBC Programme, the One Show explore why a financial LPA is so important.  If you would like to talk to us about setting up your LPA's, give us a call or book up for one of Steve's free weekly slots...

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Don’t Sleepwalk into Intestacy

Don’t Sleepwalk into Intestacy

From: Steve Worsfold at Sussex Will Writers ​Office: 01903 533681Email: info@sussexwillwriters.co.uk Intestacy is dying without a Will. Intestacy means the state dictates the distribution of your estate. The laws of intestacy have little regard to your family...

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Probate Registry Timescales

Probate Registry Timescales

From: Steve Worsfold at Sussex Will Writers  PROBATE REGISTRY TIMESCALES FEBRUARY 2021 Timescales at the Probate Registry and for the Probate service overall have been fluctuating ever since the controversial announcement was made back in 2018 to increase the Probate...

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The Dangers of a DIY Will

The Dangers of a DIY Will

From: The Society of Will Writers  In our first article of the year, we looked at the reasons why you should make a Will (if you have not already of course) and what a Will enables you to do i.e. appoint guardians and specify how your estate should be distributed and...

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Weird Wills – Having the Last Laugh

Weird Wills – Having the Last Laugh

Shakespeare's Will Crown Copyright courtesy of The National Archivesby Steve Worsfold of Sussex Will Writers Writing a will is an important task and one that shouldn’t be neglected. A Will is there to distribute your estate to the people you want to inherit and to...

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Lasting Power of Attorney Frequently Asked Questions

The Protection of Powers of Attorney

by Steve Worsfold of Sussex Will Writers People who make Wills know that, unfortunately, they will always come into effect eventually – after all death is one of the few certainties. We all hope however, that we will retain our physical and mental abilities throughout...

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