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New recommendations to improve poor social housing standards
August 3, 2022

In 2022, it would be expected that everyone in the UK would not only have access to housing but to live somewhere safe and with the knowledge that any potential hazards or threats in the building would be resolved quickly. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the reality. However following the disaster of Grenfell Tower in June […]

Charitable gifts in Wills predicted to rise
August 10, 2022

There has been an upward trend in charitable gifts over the previous decade, according to Smee & Ford’s annual Legacy Trends Report. Legacy Foresight predicts the average annual income from charitable gifts in Wills in the UK will rise by 26% over the next five years. Which would increase to an average of 134,000 – […]

Inheritance Tax receipts reach £1.8 billion in June
July 27, 2022

The latest figures from HMRC show that inheritance tax (IHT) receipts they received have increased by 300 million to 1.8 billion in three months from April 2022 to June 2022. This is an increase from the same period in the previous year too, a upward trend that has continued for the past ten years. Inheritance […]

Pre-Paid Funerals and the new FCA rules
July 20, 2022

Pre-paid and planned funerals More people than ever before are considering or have already planned ahead for their funeral. There are many reasons why someone might want to pre-pay and plan their funeral for example: It allows them to have control in how they will be remembered, including funeral arrangements such as music choice, whether they have a traditional […]

Estate Planning for Digital Assets
July 13, 2022

What are digital assets? Digital assets are intangible records or files that are stored online. Usually, we can only access these files through a device such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, etc. A digital asset can include: Email Accounts Social Media Accounts Online Banking Accounts Online subscription-based Accounts ECommerce Accounts (i.e. Amazon, eBay, etc.) Photos […]

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