Investing for children

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.

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.