inheritance

Our son has learning difficulties. How do we protect him in our will?

Making a will is a sensible step for anyone, irrespective of their circumstances because it makes sure that your wishes regarding who should benefit from your estate are fulfilled rather than relying on the law to decide.

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The Bank of Mum and Dad expands its lending portfolio to include small businesses

Young adults aren’t just turning to their parents for help buying their first home, they are also calling on them for help setting up businesses.

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New 'no-fault divorce' to reduce emotional and financial headaches when marriages end announced

Divorcing couples will no longer have to blame one another for the breakdown of their marriage or face a lengthy wait before they can legally separate.

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Can my dad help cut our future inheritance tax bill?

Since October 2007, it has been possible for spouses to pass their nil-rate band to each other for inheritance tax purposes. 

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Probate fee hikes of up to £6,000 ARE a tax, official statistics say despite government claiming otherwise

The overhaul of probate fees has caused fresh controversy after the new fee structure was referred to as a tax by the government in a new report, despite ministers saying it wasn’t last year.

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Inheriting a tidy sum? Spend it wisely

Has a relative or friend left you money in their will? If you’re not sure what to do with it, read our step-by-step guide to how to make the most of that extra cash

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Thousands of bereaved spouses pay unnecessary tax on inherited Isas

Thousands of bereaved partners could be incurring unnecessary tax bills because they fail to take advantage of an Isa transfer allowance.

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Probate fee hike for bereaved families is an "abuse of power" says accountancy institute

The intention of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to increase probate fees for bereaved families is an abuse of the government's constitutional power says the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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Can I claim my late husband’s state pension?

In most cases your state pension is now based on your own national insurance record and therefore will be paid at your state pension age.

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Your shout: "Moneywise saved me over £150 on my LPAs"

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers. Here are the best of September 2018

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