Investing for children

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

Wednesday, 24 August 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

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | 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

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | 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

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | 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?

Monday, 31 December 2012 | 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.  

Is my mother's will legal?

Monday, 27 July 2009 | Article

"My mother died eight years ago, and although she had written a will, it had not been witnessed.

Can trusts help me avoid inheritance tax?

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

"I have recently taken out some level-term life 
insurance. Following advice in the financial pages, I chose to put it in trust.

Leave your loved ones an inheritance

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

This year we’re set to hand over more than £2 billion in inheritance tax (IHT), according to research by professional advice website unbiased.co.uk.