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Increase in IHT allowances from April 2020

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The Residence Nil Rate Band which was introduced in the Summer Budget 2015 and came into force for deaths after 6 th April 2017, increases to £175,000 per person in April 2020. The Residence Nil Rate Band is an allowance on top of the...

The importance of having a Lasting Power of Attorney

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Do you have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place? The Mental Capacity Act 2005 introduced Lasting Powers of Attorney which replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document where a person appoints...

How to ensure your assets pass in accordance with your wishes

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Do you want to ensure your assets pass in accordance with your wishes? Make a Will now. Over 50% of UK adults have not made a Will. If you do not have a Will in place, your assets will pass under the intestacy rules which will...

Office of the Public Guardian Refunds

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Have you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) between 1 st April 2013 and 31 st March 2017? If so, you may be eligible for a partial refund on your application fee? Lasting Power of Attorney...