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Behind the headlines: Later life planning

Changes to National Insurance Contributions could signal a change in how we will pay for our future care. With most of us not knowing whether we’ll even need care, Clive Barwell and Matthew Bell keep us updated on the challenges of paying for late life care.

Having the inheritance conversation

Passing on wealth to future generations is a major motivator for many financial planning clients. The knowledge that they’re supporting their children and grandchildren with important life milestones, such as getting married, going to university or buying a house, can be very rewarding. Younger people also expect to inherit money and research suggests that they’re [...]

What is Inheritance Tax?

The executors of your Will need to pay any IHT before your assets can pass to your beneficiaries – which may prevent them from inheriting. Find out more about how you can legally mitigate your IHT liabilities.

Why are IHT rules so confusing?

Confused by IHT rules? You’re not alone. Less than half who make gifts understand IHT rules, according to the HMRC. So, what are the rules and why affect will they have on your estate planning?

What to do when someone dies

What does the executor need to do next? How do you register a death? How do you obtain probate? All this, and more about the costs associated with passing on an estate from Wren Sterling’s Head of Later Life Advice.

How can you save Inheritance Tax (IHT) on your home?

Structuring your estate correctly can lead to big savings if you understand the complexities of inheritance tax Currently all individuals in the UK have a nil rate band of £325,000 each. This means that on death, if the value of your estate (all your cash, assets, investments and personal chattels) is less than £325,000 (or [...]

Using trusts to preserve wealth for future generations

Varied and versatile, your adviser may discuss trusts with you when making their recommendation. They’re a useful part of an adviser’s tool box – allowing you to set aside assets for specified beneficiaries. Find out more about how they can be used, and the controls you can set.

Ensuring that your legacy reaches the next generation

Whether we agree with it or not, most of us understand the concept of paying for our later life care. Most people are careful and do not want to pay more than necessary, although paying for your own care brings with it the choice of where and how you are cared for. Find out more in this article from our partners, The Will Writing Company.

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