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What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?

26/04/19

 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?

23/04/19

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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The 'Next of Kin' Myth

20/04/19

 Often people tell me they do not need a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health & Welfare (or Property & Finances) because they are next of kin.The bad news is there is no legal concept of...

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New Inheritance Tax Allowance - make sure you take advantage

17/04/19

 Inheritance Tax is an eye-watering 40% and the number of UK families paying it is increasing each year as house prices push the value of family assets above the tax threshold. A new home allowance...

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What is the point of a Will?

15/04/19

 Having specialised in drafting bespoke Wills and Probate for around 10 years I understand all too well the tears, arguments and costs faced by those left behind if you die without either a Will...

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Ben Tyer in DAILY EXPRESS: - Giving assets away to avoid care fees can backfire

Ben Tyer in DAILY EXPRESS: - Giving assets away to avoid care fees can backfire

12/04/19

My findings about Local Authorities pursuing people who give away money or their homes to avoid care fees was featured in Daily Express recently.With the average annual care home fees exceeding &...

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