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Inheritance tax overlooked in Autumn Statement

Despite much speculation that the Autumn Statement would announce significant reforms to inheritance tax (IHT), the Chancellor of the Exchequer did not present any reforms in his presentation to parliament. In the current tax year (2023/24) no inheritance tax is due on the first £325,000 of an estate, with 40% normally charged on any amount […]

Pensions on divorce

What you should know about pensions when divorcing or dissolving a civil partnership In many cases, considering your pension situation isn’t the first thing on your mind when you’re going through a divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership. You’ll be thinking about housing, your children and possibly, how you’ll manage as a single […]

Buying a property with a roof terrace or balcony

A home with outside space appeals to many of us, but it may be hard to find somewhere affordable with a garden and, even then, you may not want the responsibility of its upkeep. A balcony or roof terrace could give you that much coveted al fresco space without a real maintenance headache. Many developers […]

Can I contest a divorce?

In April 2022 new divorce laws in England and Wales were introduced. The idea was to bring in no-fault divorce and get rid of the need for a spouse or civil partner having to blame the other in order to get a divorce decree from the court. With these new laws, the ability to contest […]

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