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how does inheritance tax work in the uk?
How does inheritance tax work in the UK?

Find out what inheritance tax is, who pays it, and why it exists in the first place. Inheritance tax is affecting more families than ever before, with many not properly understanding the tax they are paying, why they are liable, or how tax could have been...

inheritance tax planning
How to prepare for the rise of the residence nil-rate band in 2018

Changes to inheritance tax in 2018 mean the residence nil-rate band will rise again. This could mean more savings when your estate is passed down. In April 2017, a new “residence nil rate band” was introduced, providing individuals with an additional inheritance tax (IHT) allowance when...

Do I need a Solicitor to make a Will
Do I need a Solicitor to make a Will?

Find out why it is important to seek professional advice when planning what happens to your estate. A badly drafted clause could mean your wishes aren’t carried out as you intended, meaning it could cost your beneficiaries in the future should your Will is left open...

Can I leave overseas property in my Will
Can I leave overseas property in my Will?

Find out about non-UK inheritance law and how to protect your properties abroad. The act of leaving overseas property in a Will isn’t straightforward. Any overseas property you own is naturally subject to the law of the country in which it’s located. And many other countries...

What happens to my estate if I don’t leave a will
What happens to my estate if I don’t leave a will?

From direct descendants to the taxman, find out where your estate could go.   See also: Can I Leave Overseas Property in My Will? Do I Need a Solicitor to Make a Will? Not having a Will can lead to distress for your nearest and dearest at a time when...