Month: February 2020

Wills & Probate

Spring Budget To Close IHT Loopholes

The Chancellor is considering closing perceived inheritance tax (IHT) loopholes in the upcoming Spring Budget which could add £800 million to Treasury coffers. Currently, inheritance tax relief is offered for owners of agricultural land when it is passed on to children after death. Many claim the relief is crucial in ensuring the business is able […]Read More

Wills & Probate Market

Probate Services Are Improving

Her Majesty Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) has announced positive news this week after announcing that services are improving. The announcement on 24th February stated that ‘their probate service was in a good place performance wise’. Applications for probate which are filed either by post or online are now being returned to the sender within […]Read More

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How Estate Administration Can Add Value To Your Will Writing

Free webinar: How estate administration can add value to your Will writing business proposition Kings Court Trust’s next informative webinar will discuss how estate administration can add value to your business proposition. On Wednesday 4th March at 12:30pm, Jill Clayton, Corporate Partnership Manager at Kings Court Trust, will look at how adding estate administration to […]Read More

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Pet Inheritance – The Rich and Furry

As far as famous pets go, Choupette is certainly up there at the very top. The Birman cat was owned by Karl Lagerfeld, the famous fashion designer. Choupette already had her own Twitter and Instagram accounts with over 200,000 followers. Choupette was already herself a millionaire, having earned a reported £2.3 million appearing in car […]Read More

Wills & Probate

Current Pensions System Failing Future Retirees

The UK’s leading financial services regulator has found that the current pensions sector is going to leave a huge number of future retirees at risk of lower living standards. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) argue that the main causes of harm lie outside their remit, frequently driven by governmental regulation according to the ‘Sector Views […]Read More

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British Wills and Probate Awards, Entries Now Open!

Award entries are now open for the 2020 British Wills and Probate Awards. The exclusive awards seek to discover and recognise outstanding achievements, highlights progressions and champions innovations amongst firms and individual private professionals across the Wills and Probate sector. As a way to celebrate the opening of the entries, Today’s Wills and Probate are […]Read More