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Inheritance Tax system "needs to be scrapped"

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Calls have been made for an ‘unfit’ Inheritance Tax (IHT) system to be overhauled and replaced. The Resolution Foundation, a thinktank dedicated to the improvement of living standards, makes the appeal in its latest report on tackling...

Care costs a source of concern for more than half of retired

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The cost of care in later life and its funding is a cause of concern for over half of the UK’s retirees. That is according to new research by retirement specialists, Age Partnership. The whitepaper, entitled Is the UK Retirement Ready? , revealed...

Court of Protection rules brain damaged soldier can be discharged

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A soldier assaulted by a member of his regiment in a bar and left brain damaged, is to be discharged from service, a judge has ruled. Mr Justice Baker, presiding over a specialist Court of Protection, made the decision after hearing representations from...

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to be replaced

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The Government is looking to introduce legislation replacing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with an alternative system. The current Deprivation of Liberty Standards is part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and ensures that people incapable of...

Growing wealth highlights importance of Inheritance Tax planning

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Research highlighted by the media in recent days suggests that UK adults are growing increasingly wealthy and that many are expecting to pass on multi-million pound legacies when they die. However, reports suggest that many individuals are overlooking the...

Suspended sentence for woman who forged Will

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A woman who forged a Will in an attempt to disinherit her two children and stepson has been handed a suspended prison sentence. Following the death of her partner, Kamarah Graham-York had produced a document which apparently left everything to her. She had...

Care homes providing dangerous levels of care, says report

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Elderly people are playing “Russian roulette” when choosing a care home, charities have warned amidst a damning new report. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that of 4,000 nursing homes, 32 per cent have been rated ‘inadequate’...