It seems churlish to complain about the cost of burying a loved one, but it can be a considerable - and often unexpected - expense.
A financial adviser has been jailed for five years at Preston Crown Court for stealing a total of £85,470 from elderly victims.
Savers could be forced to pay inheritance tax while they are still alive, under a new drive against tax avoidance planned by the government.
One in ten Brits wrongly believes that the government will pick up the tab for their funeral, a survey has found.
Jacqueline Almond and Catherine O'Reilly call for a greater focus on inheritance tax as property prices skyrocket.
The recent High Court battle over a mother’s £1.2m legacy shows that will disputes are more common than people think, argues Emma Myers, Head of Wills, Probate and Lifetime Planning for Saga Legal Services.
SKI-ing (Spending the Kids's Inheritance) is becoming increasing popular, with around a quarter of parents planning to leave just a fraction of their estate – or none at all – to their children.
Almost a third of British adults neglect to revise their will following major life events such as marriage and divorce.
Thousands more families will be required to pay inheritance tax (IHT) this year as an improving economy and rising house prices pull them above the threshold, according to figures.
Married couples can benefit from setting up 'single settlor' trusts rather than joint trusts.
The current tax-free allowance for inheritances once seemed rather generous, but steeply rising house prices across the country have changed the situation somewhat.
Some 250,000 pensioners in London are set to pass on crippling inheritance tax bills to their beneficiaries as a result of the capital's property boom.
Wealthy Britons risk leaving their loved ones with an unexpected tax bill after a new report revealed less than half are aware of the inheritance tax threshold.
Leaving a legacy donations is an effective way to do good as well as reduce the inheritance tax burden on your family, writes solicitor Lauren Killilea.
According to the Office for National Statistics, 400 Brits leave the UK every day to start a life on foreign shores, whether for work or retirement.
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