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    Gráinne Staunton

    Posted 9 August 2019
    by Gráinne Staunton .

    Reform set to cut complexity of inheritance tax

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    Proposed changes could have far-reaching implications for future estate tax planning Sweeping reform of inheritance tax has been recommended to cut complexity of the so-called ‘death tax’, but experts are warning that individuals will need to review existing planning if…

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    Gráinne Staunton

    Posted 2 August 2019
    by Gráinne Staunton .

    Giving to charity

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    It seems that people in the UK are a charitable bunch. In fact, last year, just under £3 billion was donated to charity in wills, which is expected to rise to £3.4 billion by 2022. This figure means that 3.5%…

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    Gráinne Staunton

    Posted 16 May 2019
    by Gráinne Staunton .

    Looking after your affairs

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    With the theme of this year’s Dying Matters awareness week being ‘are we ready’, we are looking at some of the preparatory steps which can be taken before it’s too late. As we looked at earlier this week, unless you…

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    Gráinne Staunton

    Posted 14 May 2019
    by Gráinne Staunton .

    Why should you make a Will?

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    The theme of this year’s Dying Matters awareness week is ‘Are We Ready?’ For many, the answer may be ‘no’. People often find it hard to think about what will happen when they are gone and often put off making…

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    Lucy Lamb

    Posted 9 October 2018
    by Lucy Lamb .

    Guidance on How to Act as an Attorney

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    Earlier this month the Court of Protection issued guidance to those newly appointed to the role of attorney. For those attorneys whose remit is to deal with the financial issues of life there are a number of examples of the…

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