Could bank ruling mean time is running out for cheques?

Solicitors may have to reassess their ways of making payments, following HSBC’s decision no longer to accept self-printed cheques from…

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National Trust keen to hear traditional folk tales

The National Trust is calling for people across the UK to share their local folklore tales in a bid to…

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UK pension system strong on integrity, poor on adequacy

People in the UK are not saving enough for retirement and are helping create an unsustainable pension system, latest research…

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Court closures did not factor in “real travelling times”

Many court closures have taken place without consideration being given to the actual travelling time it would take someone to…

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Restoration work begins on Runnymede RAF Memorial

An extensive restoration project has begun at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) Runnymede Air Forces Memorial in Surrey. The…

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Government scraps controversial probate fee plans

The government has ditched controversial plans to increase probate fees that were first unveiled by Theresa May’s administration in 2016….

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Winston Churchill’s cigar set to raise £6,000 at auction

A cigar smoked by Sir Winston Churchill is expected to raise around £6,000 when it goes to auction in December….

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Surge in legal action over misuse of attorney powers

Record numbers of people are being taken to court over misuse of lasting power of attorney (LPA), latest data reveals….

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Chancellor takes aim at “unfair” Inheritance Tax

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has said he would consider scrapping Inheritance Tax in its current form. Speaking to…

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Expatriate workers in the UAE need “a valid will”

While news that Dubai will be getting its own monopoly board next month has highlighted the ups and downs of…

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Online probate services unveiled for all legal professionals

All legal professionals will now be able to access online probate services, as part of a national trial being rolled…

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Dog, cat and cockatiels left £81,000 in will

An American businesswoman has left $100,000 (£81,000) to her dog, cat and 32 cockatiels (miniature cockatoos). Leslie Ann Mandel, who…

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Auction to sell personal items from the Prodigy’s Keith Flint

Items that belonged to the Prodigy’s Keith Flint, including his motorbike leathers and hand-made bed, are due to be auctioned…

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Population statistics point to rise in state pension age

A rise in the number of people aged 90 years and above suggests a further increase to the state pension…

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Inheritance tax raises a record £5.4bn for government

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There has been a significant rise in the number of estates paying inheritance tax (IHT), with the amount collected by…

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Record levels of donations for dementia charity

Charity Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced a record-breaking year for donations, with its total income reaching £38.5m in 2018/19. Voluntary…

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Painting worth £5m discovered in a French kitchen

A 13th-century painting estimated to be worth around £5m has been discovered in the kitchen of a house in northern…

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Inheritance Tax proposal could levy funds from 90 per cent of Scottish estates

Around nine out of 10 Scottish estates would be liable to inheritance tax if Scotland’s government was to implement a…

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Probate fee changes shelved by parliament suspension

One consequence of the suspension of parliament last week has been that the government’s plans to change the system of…

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Solicitor struck off for “preying on vulnerable clients”

A solicitor has been struck off for writing wills that left him and his family sizeable legacies. The Solicitors Disciplinary…

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