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Government Urged to Use Tax to Over Soaring Funeral Costs

on May 30, 2014 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Blog Estate Planning Funeral Tax
The average cost of a funeral or cremation has soared 80% in the past ten years to around £3,456 and the current government relief is not sufficient to cover this bill.
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Inheritance Law Changes Mean Parents May Be Forced to Rewrite Wills

on Mar 25, 2013 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Blog Estate Planning Tax Trusts
Many parents may have to redraft their wills to protect their children's future under proposed inheritance legislation changes, the Law Society has cautioned.
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Council Tax Hike to Hit Beneficiaries of Empty Homes

on Feb 21, 2013 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Estate Administration Blog Tax
Starting from 1 April 2013, some local authorities are planning to raise the council tax on empty homes, which will affect beneficiaries who are struggling to sell the properties of their late relatives.
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