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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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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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11 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Court rules in favour of daughter following multi-million pound dispute

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A woman has won a £12million inheritance battle after the High Court ruled that she was the rightful owner of her father’s scrap metal yard.

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4 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Draft guidance on charity “warnings” is published

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The Charity Commission has officially launched a consultation, asking for views on how best to implement new powers to issue warnings.

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30 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Rise in ‘silver divorces’ highlights importance of updating wills

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Britons who decide to divorce in later life are being urged to update their wills in an effort to prevent family disputes following an unexpected death.

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