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Welcome to the watersrule solicitors blog. The blog contains general legal news updates and news from our firm. For expert legal advice on any matter please contact our solicitors (Stirling: 01786 235 235; Tillicoultry: 01259 753 330)

Increase in Property Sales above Inheritance Tax Limit

New research by Saga Investment Services has found that the proportion of properties sold in England and Wales above the £325,000 Inheritance Tax (IHT) ‘nil-rate band’ looks set to reach record levels in 2016.

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Judge Rejects Claims on Prince’s Estate

The ongoing saga of who will inherit Prince’s estate following the singer’s death earlier this year has taken a new turn, with a Judge apparently denying the claims of close to 30 hopeful beneficiaries, reports the Telegraph.

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Over-50s Plot £50,000 Pension Giveaway

New research by Saga Investment Services has revealed that a growing number of over-50s are planning to hold back savings in their pension to pass on their wealth tax-efficiently.

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Communicating Later Life Plans

It can be difficult for families to initiate discussions about important topics such as retirement preparedness, eldercare and estate planning, but a recent survey by Fidelity Investments has found that children are more prepared to help out than parents might think.

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Family Changes Trust Rules on Inheritance

A wealthy family has changed the inheritance rules linked to the estate that has been in the family for generations, to ensure that the same-sex partner of any gay descendants will be entitled to a life-interest in the property, reports the Daily Mail.

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Irish Courts to Decide on Home-Made Will

A judge at the High Court in Ireland has been asked to decide whether the signing of a ‘home-made’ will had the effect of revoking previous wills, reports the Irish Independent.

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Inheritance Plans Affected by Family Financial Support

New research has revealed that the proportion of new retirees who know they will be able to leave an inheritance to their loved ones has fallen to its lowest level in six years.

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Scottish Housing Market Picks Up

The latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey has revealed an increase in the supply of Scottish residential properties coming on to the market during April, which is the first increase in three months.

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IFS Chiefs Proposes Inheritance Tax Overhaul

The head of one of the leading think tanks in the UK has stated that the government should consider overhauling inheritance tax and how the system works in the UK.

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Part-Time Working to Increase Amongst Men

The next ten years will see a dramatic rise in the number of men working part-time, according to a new report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).

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