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Inheritance Tax (IHT) Statistics!

Over £2.5bn was paid to HMRC in inheritance tax last year – this was a record high. It was 8% more than the previous year and 92% more than the amount collected back in 2010/11. Some of the standout facts released by HMRC include: 2017/18 was a record year for IHT receipts at £5.228 billion […]

Drop in Civil Partnerships

On 16th August 2018 the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published their latest figures about Civil Partnerships. Civil Partnerships were introduced in 2004 and currently can still only be used by same sex couples. They were an alternative to same sex marriage, at a time when the then government did not want to go the […]

Stalked by her own husband

A wife who was stalked by her own husband has spoken of anxiety, depression, self-harming and thoughts of ending her life. Speaking after her husband was jailed for 3 1/2 years, Amanda Playle described the fear she felt when her husband pretended to be her ex-boyfriend and embarked on a campaign of stalking and coercive […]

Equestrian Divorce

It’s not unusual for affluent rural families to have equine interests and often rural family homes come with stabling and other horse related facilities. Keeping the horses and ponies on divorce can be high on the agenda of those who like equestrian activities, or who have children who do, and the desire is usually to […]

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