Taking out a life insurance policy gives you valuable peace of mind: you know you’ve protected your family against financial hardship, should the worst happen. But how can you make sure your policy will pay out quickly, to those who’ll need it most, if you died unexpectedly? The answer might be to write your policy [...]
A will deals with matters in the event of your death, but what if you became unable to handle your affairs while still alive? As you get older, a physical or mental illness could affect your ability to manage personal affairs. If the prospect of this worries you, you should consider setting up a Lasting [...]
In the wake of the 2015 General Election, the Conservative Party confirmed it would deliver on its Manifesto promise that parents could pass their property up to the value of £1m to their children free of Inheritance Tax, thanks to a new ‘family home allowance’. The allowance is called the Resident’s Nil Rate Band (RNRB) [...]
A will deals with matters in the event of your death, but what if you became unable to handle your affairs while still alive? If you’re worried that, as you get older, a physical or mental illness could affect your ability to manage your personal affairs, you should consider setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). [...]
Whole of Life policies can offer an alternative to ‘gifting’, allowing you to preserve your family home for the next generation.
Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as common law marriage in the UK, which means that cohabiting couples have barely any rights to protect what’s theirs in the event of a relationship break-up or the death of a loved one.
You’ve worked hard to create wealth. You may have taken risks, devoted long hours to building a business, or made sacrifices to establish your investment portfolio. At the same time you’ve probably paid considerable amounts of tax, be it Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Stamp Duty, or National Insurance. And then, of course, there’s Inheritance Tax (IHT).