New Inheritance Tax allowances 2017

An additional inheritance tax allowance is available for all deaths on or after 6 April 2017. The new allowance, called the Residence Nil Rate Band, is intended to be straight forward but the specific detail is quite complicated. Subject to meeting the qualifying criteria estates will be able to claim an additional £100,000 threshold allowance […]

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Contesting Wills

What do the following six categories of people have in common? 1. Your spouse or civil partner. 2. Your former spouse or civil partner. 3. A person who has lived with you as a partner for two years. 4. Your child. 5. A “child of the family” (step children etc). 6. A person being maintained […]

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Local network events

Every week Benson Williams director Jim Stanistreet delivers a brief presentation to a group of local business professionals at a network meeting. This is a vitally important way of maintaining the firm’s profile in the local area, building and maintaining our credibility, and building our client bank via referrals from within the network. The presentations […]

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