The surviving spouse will now get £270,000, but experts warn leaving a will is the best way to avoid family fights
It’s Free Wills Month again - having one is essential so don’t waste time without it
The extra death duty - which was set to come into force next year - could have cost the largest estates £6,000
A record number of estates paid a record amount of inheritance tax, the latest figures from HMRC reveal.
A couple in their 50s want to use an inheritance to produce a healthy income, while avoiding risk
Keeping your windfall in cash is the safest option, but investing in shares is a far better long-term bet