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New tax figures contribute to the rising cost of death

on Oct 21, 2019 11:39:43 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Death Industry News Inheritance Tax
A recent report by the Taxpayers’ Alliance projects that the government will receive £5.35 billion in Inheritance Tax from grieving relatives in the 2019 to 2020 tax year. This is the highest amount of Inheritance Tax ever collected in by the government and it’s predicted to keep growing.
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Why is the cost of death rising?

Past research has shown that the cost of death is soaring, with funerals becoming more expensive than ever before.  
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First Steps After a Death

on Feb 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Blog Death
Coping with the death of someone close to you is undoubtedly a stressful experience.  Not understanding what to do after a death, or in what order, can bring an extra burden to the grievance process. This is especially true if it is the first time you have had to deal with a death. Below is some useful and practical information about the initial steps to take following a death.
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