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September 25, 2019

There are currently long delays in gaining probate on the estates of the recently deceased.

Late in 2018, the government issued a written statement announcing its intent to go ahead with controversial increases in probate fees for England and Wales. Instead of the curre...

September 4, 2019

A persons will should be broken down into serval different sections ranging from funeral directions to witness signatures. There is no particular length that a will must be but to be a legitimate Will it must have the testator’s personal details, their wishes, be signe...

September 4, 2019

A will can be a very tricky and confusing document depending on who and when it was written. The terminology within wills has changed over time, becoming simpler and more user friendly, this has been achieved by will writers now writing wills in plain English. During t...

June 7, 2019

In June 2018 the government started gathering data to establish whether the pre-paid funeral plan market was putting consumers and their funds at risk.

Through an analysis of the research and evidence gathered the government found there to be a detrimental effect on th...

May 22, 2019

In November 2019 the government announced plans to restructure how probate fees will be charged. Probate fees will be charged on a sliding scale attached to the size of a person’s estate. The new charge will see some families pay over £6000 just for the government to g...

May 15, 2019

In April most funeral plan providers raised their prices for a pre-paid funeral plan, including the Co-op who raised their Simple plan by over 13.8%. Why are funeral plans constantly rising you may ask and what can you do to keep funeral plan cost down?

In 2018 Sunlife...

February 18, 2019

Trying to decide which funeral plan is right for you can be like trying to read ancient Greek, there are only a few people in the world that can decipher it.

Currently, funeral plan provider do not use defined terms to describe the same products or services, this can le...

September 24, 2018

Nearly four out of five retirees on income drawdown could face hardship in later life because they haven't set up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), new research has revealed.

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Without this vital legal document...

September 10, 2018

Don’t leave your pets out of Estate planning!

When it comes to estate planning we talk a lot about PETs, but not often about pets (of the furry, fluffy and feathery variety). Most pet owners will want to ensure that their pets continue to be cared for after their death,...

September 6, 2018

Everyone in the UK right now is unsure of what the future will hold, especially with Brexit around the corner, the extremely hot summer and political instability around the world. Peace of mind is currently hard to acquire and out of reach in most situations in our day...

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