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New Estate Planning Rules and the Importance of a Will

New Estate Planning Rules and the Importance of a Will New rules have come into force this Autumn, which govern how an estate is distributed for those without a valid Will in place. If you are married with children and die without a Will, the first £250,000...

The 2015 Finance Bill – Capital Gains Tax

On 10 December 2014 the Government produced the widely anticipated draft legislation that will implement a Capital Gains Tax charge on non-residents selling UK residential property after 6 April 2015. This represents a major change to the taxation of gains realised by non-residents.  To outline the main...

CGT and Non-Residents Selling UK Residential Property

Much has been made of the Government’s consultation on the introduction of a Capital Gains Tax charge for non-residents selling UK residential property after April 2015.  The consultation period has now ended. Whilst there has not yet been a full official response, there are one or two...

Changes to Intestacy Law

New legislation came into force on 1st October 2014 concerning how an estate in the UK is handled if someone dies without a will.   The new law will mean the entire estate is passed to the spouse or civil partner as long as there are no...