Grant only Fixed Fee Service for Probate

Grant only Fixed Fee Service for Probate

Grant only Fixed Fee Service for Probate A new offering from our Private Client team for those who do not wish to deal with the technicalities of obtaining Probate but feel able to deal with the administration of the estate of a loved one once they have the Grant. ...
The Trust Registration Service (TRS)

The Trust Registration Service (TRS)

The Trust Registration Service (TRS) This sounds like some sort of helpful registration devise for setting up a trust. If you believe that, you are seriously mistaken! The TRS was introduced a couple of years ago by our friends at HMRC.  The purpose has absolutely...
Home owners be aware (beware) of Capital Gains Tax – Part 2.

Home owners be aware (beware) of Capital Gains Tax – Part 2.

Home owners be aware (beware) of Capital Gains Tax – Part 2. Part 1 of this article warned of some of the problems that might follow from the introduction (with effect from 6th April 2020)  of the rule that on a disposal of a residential property, a Capital...
Home owners be aware (beware) of Capital Gains Tax

Home owners be aware (beware) of Capital Gains Tax

  Most of us ignore Capital Gains tax on houses, after all your house has the benefit of the Private Residence Exemption.  The first issue here is that it is the Principal Private Residence Exemption not just the Private Residence exemption.  If you have a second...
Simplifying the design of inheritance tax

Simplifying the design of inheritance tax

This is the title of a report issued by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) at beginning of July.  It is in fact the second report issued by the OTS on inheritance tax but the first related purely to the administration and is not the sort of thing of great interest...
What to do when a loved one dies

What to do when a loved one dies

When someone close to you passes away, it can be difficult to know what exactly needs to be done in the immediate aftermath from an administrative point of view.  This guide is designed to help you navigate the process in a methodical way. Getting hold of their WillIf...