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Incapacity Crisis

This week Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) launched their campaign raising awareness of the importance of health and welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA), with the report  The Incapacity Crisis – a nation unprepared. The new report from...

Inheritance Tax for Gifts to a Couple on Their Marriage

The media coverage surrounding Harry and Meghan returning £7 million worth of wedding gifts provides a useful reminder of the exemption from inheritance tax for gifts to a couple on their marriage. It is possible to make a gift of between £1,000...

Living with Dementia

As it was Dementia Action Week last week, it seems an appropriate time to remember that Government figures indicate that more than 800,000 people in the UK have dementia, and that the Alzheimer’s Society predicts this will rise to more than one million...

Inheritance Tax and the Family Home

Following the recent announcement that the average house price had hit a record high, it is worth a reminder that last year the Government introduced a special provision for inheritance tax intended to apply when passing on your home when you die, primarily...

Wills and Marriage

With the upcoming Royal Wedding between Harry and Meghan in the news, it is timely to consider the impact of getting married on Wills . One of the ways in which a Will is revoked is by marriage, so anyone who has married since making their Will should...

Are you Eligible for the Powers of Attorney Fee Refund Scheme?

The Government has recently launched a scheme to enable people in England and Wales to claim back fees they paid to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) for lasting power of attorney (LPA) and enduring power of attorney (EPA) applications between 1 April...