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Inheritance Disputes Set To Increase
Inheritance Disputes Set To Increase

Inheritance disputes set to increase as more British adults are willing to dispute a Will Recent research highlights the increasing likelihood of disputes over inheritance. According to Direct Line Life Insurance, 12.6 million british adults would be prepared to dispute a Will and go to court if they disagreed with the division of their relative’s estate. On average, 22% of…

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What’s Your Financial Capability?
What’s Your Financial Capability?

How savvy are you with your money and your finances, have you a little jar that you put pound coins in or have you set up a savings account for that rainy day? According to a recent survey carried out by Money Advice Service, 203 Million of the UK Population don’t feel confident in managing money and over 54% have…

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Thousands of Pensioners To Lose £3,500 a Year
Thousands of Pensioners To Lose £3,500 a Year

Around 11,000 pensioners in receipt of the “adult dependants’ addition” will lose up to £70 a week from their state pension. Approximately 11,000 pensioners will see their state pension decline by up to £70 a week following benefit changes introduced a decade ago. Those affected currently receive the “adult dependants’ addition”, which was once payable to hundreds of thousands of…

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Civil Partnership or Marriage?
Civil Partnership or Marriage?

Civil partnership or marriage? Mixed-sex couples now have the choice It’s now official – heterosexual couples in England and Wales can formalise their relationship with a civil partnership rather than marriage. Civil partnerships were first introduced through the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 and was only available to same-sex couples . As of the 31st of December 2019, mixed-sex couples have…

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Preparing For Death
Preparing For Death

Death is never a pleasant experience and can come as a shock at any time of life. On 27th January 2020, the sports world was in mourning as 41-year-old Kobe Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people sadly lost their lives when their helicopter crashed in California. The Office for National Statistics (ONS), revealed…

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The Truth About Guardianship
The Truth About Guardianship

Sadly, every 22 minutes a parent in the UK dies, leaving dependent children. Statistics show that 1 in 20 children will have lost at least one parent by the age of 16. Guardianship is a common trigger for making a Will, with parents keen to ensure that arrangements are in place for their children, should something happen to them. Parental…

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Warnings Of Significant Harm To Consumers
Warnings Of Significant Harm To Consumers

A Freedom of Information (FOI)  has discovered that almost 2,000 pension advisers have given “potentially unsuitable advice on pensions transfers necessitating further enquiry”. The information follows reports last week that found financial advisers were ‘causing significant harm to consumers’ financial well-being’. Of the number of IFAs who advised clients on defined benefit transfers, between 2015 and 2018, it is almost…

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