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20 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Uncategorized

Healing our divided society: Brexit Britain

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In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted by a 52 to 48 percent to leave the European Union. The impact of the vote on the UK continues to be a contentious subject. The result exposed the social divisions across age groups, by location, and economic class at the heart of modern day Britain.

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Our Private Client team support the RUH Will Month for 3rd year in a row

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We are pleased to announce that our Private Client team in Bath will be once again be supporting the annual RUH Will Month initiative, which helps to raise funds for the RUH’s charity, the Forever Friends Appeal.

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4 August 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

South East bears the brunt of Inheritance Tax

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Estates in London and the South East paid almost half the UK’s Inheritance Tax (IHT) over a 12 month period, new statistics have revealed.

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31 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Charity lodges appeal against the decision to remove it from register

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An organisation has appealed to be reinstated to the official register of charities after its failure to respond to correspondence from the Charity Commission led the regulator to believe it had been wound up.

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South East bears the brunt of Inheritance Tax

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A television cameraman has been left with a £230,000 court bill after losing a five-year legal battle with his ex-girlfriend.

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28 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Tens of thousands of families will miss out on IHT reforms

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The suggestion that plain “bad luck” will leave almost 30,000 families in the UK with substantial bills has led to renewed calls for the Government to immediately abolish Inheritance Tax (IHT).

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26 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Daughter wins recent inheritance dispute

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A woman recently won a £12million legal battle after a Judge concluded that she was the rightful owner of her father’s scrap metal yard. The death of Fred McGuinness, who established a significant business empire in Staffordshire, caused a bitter …

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25 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Rules for charity governance must take account of larger organisations

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The chief executive of a leading third sector body has warned about the potential dangers of a “one-size-fits-all” approach to governance arrangements.

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Family secure approval to change inheritance rules in landmark case

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A long-established family have decided to rewrite the inheritance rules of their trust to allow for the fact that one of their descendants may have a same-sex relationship.

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18 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Charities that flout fundraising preference service would “be in breach of the law”

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A senior official at the Government’s information watchdog has warned that those charities who fail to adhere to the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) would be breaking the law.

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14 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Threat of IHT rise continues to cause some unease

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The Government has been warned about seeking to increase Inheritance Tax (IHT) as part of efforts to shore up revenue streams following last month’s EU referendum vote.

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12 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

New fundraising requirements have worried some trustees

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The arrival of new fundraising guidance has led to a number of trustees, fearful of the consequences if they don’t meet their obligations, considering quitting their role.

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