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How the inevitable Brexit could impact the estate administration process

on Jul 30, 2019 10:55:46 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Estate Administration Brexit
As of the 24th of July 2019, Boris Johnson became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, taking on the task of completing Brexit from Theresa May. At the present moment in time, nothing is certain about how the UK will leave the European Union (EU). However, what we do know is that Boris Johnson will lead the country out of the EU on the 31st of October 2019, with or without a deal. This blog post explores how this uncertainty raises questions about the impact of the inevitable Brexit on the estate administration process and professionals within the industry.
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Why George Michael’s Will may leave your clients with questions

The importance of creating a valid Will has been a popular topic of conversation recently. After details of George Michael’s Will came to light, some popular TV and radio shows including Loose Women, This Morning and The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, took the opportunity to discuss the topic.
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We answer four of our most asked questions about probate and estate administration

on Jun 21, 2019 9:29:29 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Estate Administration Probate
Estate administration is a term slowly becoming more commonly known. One of the challenges we face is around public perception and education; currently, probate is the common term used to describe the estate administration process. As a business providing this service to families all across the UK, we receive questions about estate administration, probate and everything in between. In this blog post, we sit down with our Head of Service Delivery to explore the answers to four of our most asked questions around probate and estate administration.
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Highlights from the Kings Court Trust 2019 Seminars

on Jun 5, 2019 2:14:57 PM By | Kings Court Trust | Kings Court Trust Seminars
In May 2019, Kings Court Trust travelled the length of the country to provide educational seminars to over 100 of our business partners. The seminars took place in Preston, Durham, Warwick, Maidstone and finished with a session in Bristol, where Kings Court Trust are based. The agenda for each seminar included breakfast, lunch, networking and presentations from industry experts.
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Introducing our new guide for professionals: Understanding estate administration

on May 20, 2019 10:34:22 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Estate Administration
Kings Court Trust are pleased to launch a brand new guide to help professionals understand estate administration.
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How Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) claims against estates may impact your business

on May 9, 2019 8:56:09 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Estate Administration PPI claims
On the 16th of April 2019, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) released a briefing note warning practitioners of an issue related to Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) claims against estates. If you’re involved in the administration of a deceased person’s estate, then this is an issue that you need to be aware of.
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Q+A with Simon Hancox, David Masterton and Tom Curran

on Apr 9, 2019 9:02:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Kings Court Trust
There have been some exciting changes at Kings Court Trust in the last month. We welcomed Simon Hancox as our new Chief Executive Officer and David Masterton as Chief Revenue Officer. Additionally, Tom Curran has stepped into the role of Executive Chairman after nine years as CEO.
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What to expect in 2019

In our first blog post of 2019, we’re making our predictions on what could happen this year and the topics that we think will dominate the industry headlines. Read on to find out how increased probate fees, Inheritance Tax simplifications and Brexit could be some of the biggest stories in the year ahead.
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Inheritance Tax review to be published by the end of 2018

on Nov 8, 2018 9:08:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Inheritance Tax
There was much speculation that 2018’s Budget would include an update on the Inheritance Tax (IHT) review. Last week when the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, presented the annual Budget, there was no mention of IHT. However, the independent Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has now confirmed that the findings from their Inheritance Tax review will be published before the end of the year.
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