Investing for children

How to ask your parents those difficult financial questions

Thursday, 23 June 2011 | Article

I am one of the lucky ones. My parents were always very organised about their finances and keen to ensure that my brother and I were up to date with their plans for the family silver.

Warning over massive tuition fees funding gap

Tuesday, 07 June 2011 | News

Universities in England could be hit by a funding gap of "hundreds of millions of pounds" due to miscalculations in the number to charge higher-rate fees<...>

The secrets to running a successful family business

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | Article

The family business is a staple of British industry. They employ 9.5 million people - that's one job out of every three in the whole of the UK - and account for more than 30% of the national economy.

Budget 2011: IHT bills cut for those leaving 10% or more to charity

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 | Article

From next April, the IHT rate will be cut to 36% for those leaving part of their estate to charity, as part of the government's plan to galvanise a charitable Britain.

Consumers waste £9,000 on needless will services

Thursday, 24 February 2011 | Article

Consumers are wasting up to £9,000 using professional will services that they don't need, research has revealed.

Reduce your IHT bill by giving to your children

Wednesday, 13 October 2010 | Article

Contributing to a child or grandchild’s pension can help reduce your inheritance tax (IHT) bill, according to Alliance Trust Savings.

How to make money from students

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 | Article

The past four years or so have seen the emergence of a group of specialist property funds focusing on what may not seem a particularly promising market - student accommodation.

Write a will

Friday, 25 June 2010 | Article

Only around a quarter of adults in 
the UK have written a will, according to research conducted by The 
Co-operative Legal...

A will with a nasty smell

Wednesday, 16 December 2009 | Article

"My father-in-law has just changed his will to leave everything, including his house, to my wife’s sister. We are convinced she put pressure on him to do this, as he is old and vulnerable to suggestion.

What happens if I die without a will?

Tuesday, 10 November 2009 | News

Married and unmarried couples could be given better inheritance rights if there is no will in place, under a new proposal from the Law Commission.