Ben Tyer in - Lasting power of attorney refund scheme launched: You could be due £108


This is an extract from an article at about a new refund scheme launched for those who have made a Lasting Power of Attorney.Between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017 the application process...

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METRO newspaper: Mum of woman brain damaged by dad not allowed access to £500,000 compensation held in Trust


The mum of a severely-disabled woman has been barred from buying her a home of her own with a £500,000 trust fund – because she would benefit personally. A young woman was awarded compensation...

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Ben Tyer in MONEYWISE.CO.UK - Soaring probate fees of up to £6,000

Ben Tyer in MONEYWISE.CO.UK - Soaring probate fees of up to £6,000


The Ministry of Justice confirmed that it will implement a banded structure for the payment of probate fees.Currently a flat fee of £215 applies in England and Wales (£155 if you use a solicitor...

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Plan to stop savings being eaten up by care home bills


I am quoted in an article for discussing how to stop savings being eaten up by care home bills. I discuss when a property is taken into account for care fees and how, by owning...

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What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?


 An Enduring Power of Attorney was the system that was in place before 2007. It is a document appointing a person (an ‘Attorney’) to manage the property and financial affairs of...

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Will I have to pay Inheritance Tax?


This is a question I am often asked and by people who will never have to pay inheritance tax.Each individual has a tax-free Inheritance tax allowance of £325,000 which means money or possessions...

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