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Can I gift or transfer my property to my children?

If you have been considering transferring your property to your children, there are many factors to consider and, depending on your reasons, there may be suitable alternatives to suit your personal situation.  Care home fees One of the most common reasons that people consider gifting property is...

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Wills

Why Estate Planning is Essential for Farming Families

For all estates, a clearly planned Will and strategic business plans can help save Inheritance Tax, as well as avoid family disputes. When estates have a business or agricultural element, planning is crucial to ensure the future of the business and to mitigate tax. It is estimated that 60% of...

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Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax Changes

The recent Budget introduced important changes for inheritance tax (IHT). As from 6 April 2017, a main residence nil rate band will be introduced. The allowance will be £100,000 for the year 2017-2018 rising to £175,000 in the year 2020-2021 and is available, in addition to a current...

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Probate

Taking Practical Steps to Prepare

How can you make life simpler for your family when the inevitable happens and you are no longer there to help? Here are some practical suggestions. The death of a loved one is undeniably a very difficult time, and  Estates vary significantly in respect of both value and complexity. It does not,...

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