Investing for children

What happens if we die without a will?

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Question and Answer

If you die without leaving a will, you are classed as having died 'intestate' so the government is left to decide how best to handle your estate.

More than 60% of UK population don't have a will

Monday, 24 October 2011 | News

The number of people in the UK without a will has hit 29.5 million, according to research by

Funerals are a rip-off

Tuesday, 13 September 2011 | Blog | By Ruth Jackson

Why is it no-one is prepared to discuss the business of death? This week a report came out warning us all that dying now costs £7,248. Yep, apparently shuffling off your mortal coil is a very expensive thing to do.

How money can tear your family apart

Friday, 05 August 2011 | Article

With almost half of all marriages ending in divorce, family arrangements are getting increasingly complicated.

How to ask your parents those difficult financial questions

Tuesday, 28 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

Friday, 31 August 2012 | 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, 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.