Brexit & Probate - No news one way or another


With Brexit dominating every spare minute in parliament at the moment, no one has been too concerned that the proposed Probate fee increase, scheduled for enforcement in April, has been delayed. Following Mays “mini” reshuffle…
Leave another £25,000 to your descendants Tax Free

You can now leave another £25,000 to your descendants TAX FREE!


From 6th April 2019.. ...the start of the new tax year, the residence nil rate band (RNRB) threshold increases by £25,000 per person, increasing it to £150,000 which can be added to your personal IHT…
Bereaved Families can expect to pay more in Probate fees from April 2019.

Bereaved Families can expect to pay more in Probate fees from April 2019.


PROBATE FEE INCREASE Next month (April 2019) anyone applying for probate in England and Wales may be subject to a new banded fee structure. In the UK when someone dies their assets are frozen until…

Digital meets Probate


Online Probate application service launches across England & Wales Finally, the antiquated cogs of HM courts seem to be edging gently towards the 21st Century this month with the launch of a digital service allowing…

Christmas gifts over £250 may incur Inheritance Tax! Here’s what you need to know.


5 Christmas Gifts you can give this year – Inheritance Tax-Free   With Christmas just around the corner, you may be pondering what gifts you can give your spouse, children and grandchildren. To your spouse…
Extortionate stealth tax announced in the form of Probate Fees

Extortionate new “stealth tax” announced in the form of probate fees.


BREAKING NEWS: Extortionate new “stealth tax” announced in the form of probate fees. Last night the Ministry of Justice unveiled plans to change the way probate is charged which could see relatives paying as much…
Asked to be Power of Attorney? Here are 7 crucial things you need to know.

Asked to be Power of Attorney? 7 crucial things you need to know!


Asked to be Power of Attorney? 7 crucial things you need to know! A Power of Attorney is a legal document where someone gives the right to other(s) to make decisions on their behalf should…
What is Power of Attorney and which is right is right for me

What is a Power of Attorney and which is right for me.


A Power of Attorney is a legal document where someone gives the right to other(s) to make decisions on their behalf should they lose “mental capacity”. Mental capacity refers to a person’s ability to be…
Planning for dementia

Planning for Dementia


Planning for Dementia?   This is a terrifying thought, but, It is estimated that by 2025 1 million people in the UK could be living with dementia. That’s a daunting statistic that most of us…

Property Ownership and your rights


How you own your home with your partner or spouse can have major implications for you when they die. In the UK there are two ways in which you can buy a property or a…