The changes to inheritance tax that were introduced in the 2015 Budget will soon come into effect, with some becoming the law as early as April 2017. With less than a year to prepare for these changes, it’s important to ensure you know what to expect and that … Continued
Money typically flows down through generations. This is the way it has always been and our natural life cycles will continue to ensure it is likely to be that way for the foreseeable future.
If you are a parent, you will initially support your children, before eventually leaving them an inheritance.
Traditional inheritance may be dying out, according to a new report from HSBC. Whilst more than half (58%) of working-age people in the UK expect to leave an inheritance to their children, the reality is very different, with just a third (33%) having actually received one.
When a family member dies, you may need to get the legal right to deal with their property, money and possessions – known as their estate. To do this in England and Wales you may be able to apply for a Grant of Representation – known as ‘probate’.
The choice of which vehicle can provide the best savings returns over time – the Pension Pot or the ISA – is a long talked about topic. Standard Life recently published research which identified and compared tax and interest rate factors in relation to both options. With recent changes to rules governing inheritance, the research has also been updated to compare what can be passed on to family members on death and how tax efficient each method is.