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The UK – on its Way Out of Brexit?

16th January 2019

As expected, the House of Commons has voted against the government’s Brexit proposal. What was unexpected was the margin of defeat which has, in essence, forced the government to enter into cross-party discussions over what proposal Parliament should next vote on. In the meantime, the Labour party has proposed... read more

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Unclaimed UK Estates May Total Billions

15th August 2018

According to the latest figures from the UK Government, there are currently 9,254 unclaimed estates in the UK. With the average value of an estate worth around £150,000, the amount of this unclaimed inheritance could total billions. Sadly this situation means that property, money, personal belongings and other assets... read more

Posted in: Estate Planning

Deferring a State Pension

18th June 2018

Until recently it was possible to defer a State Pension in favour of a lump sum. However from 6 April 2016 this option is no longer possible, although the pension can be deferred in exchange of an increased regular State Pension at a later date. If you chose to... read more

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Do I need more than one Will?

23rd May 2018

It would seem that the nature of Will writing does not necessarily accommodate for a globally mobile lifestyle, a lifestyle which is becoming increasingly common and one we help clients to financially negotiate every day. If you own assets in more than one jurisdiction, it can be difficult to... read more

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The pitfalls of DIY Wills

9th May 2018

Latest figures reveal only 59% of the UK have written a Will. Of those people, 6% have chosen to write a DIY Will. While there are some advantages to ‘create-your-own’ Wills, there are even more pitfalls. Here, we explore some of the reasons why DIY Wills may not be... read more

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The effect of marriage and divorce on your Will

23rd April 2018

According to latest data from the Office of National Statistics, there were 245,513 marriages and 107,071 divorces in England and Wales in 2017. Given these figures it is useful to consider what happens for the couples who already have Wills in place when their circumstances change. We take a... read more

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Running the Risk!

6th December 2016

Writing a Will According to data from the Institute of Financial Accountants and solicitor search engine, Prudential and Unbiased.co.uk, 59% of adults have yet to complete a Will. The information gathered suggests that the older age groups (over 55) saw a drop of 6% in Will completion compared to... read more

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See us at The Expat Show

18th August 2015

11th-12th September 2015, The Expat Show, Olympia, London The Fry Group is exhibiting at The Expat Show, the UK’s first event designed for those considering a move overseas. The event is being held in association with The Times and The Sunday Times. Our team of experts, including Adam Thompson... read more

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Harmonising European Succession Law

16th June 2015

New EU Succession Regulations come into force on 17 August 2015 with the intention of harmonising the differing, and sometimes conflicting, laws of the EU countries in relation to the succession of assets. The regulations have been established to make things less complicated, but it remains to be seen... read more

Posted in: Financial Planning, News

Inflation negative – it’s in the maths

1st June 2015

Headline news at the moment is that inflation is negative for the first time since 1960 It’s useful to put this into context – it is the case that inflation is negative but only because of the way the calculation works. Inflation used to be calculated by using the... read more

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