Fees for registering a Lasting Power of Attorney to be reduced to £110

The Office of the Public Guardian has announced that the fee for regsitering a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or an Enduring power of Attorney (EPA) is to be reduced by £20 to £110 on October 1st. Efficiency savings have made the cut possible. LPAs are important documents which allow you to appoint people you…

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Job vacancies and Opportunities

If you are looking for a change of career or just need to earn a few extra pounds, please get in touch with us about any of the vacancies below: Part Time Appointment co-ordinator Do you like to TALK? We are looking for a reliable good communicator to work 2 or 3 evenings a week,…

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How pensions can cause an Inheritance Tax problem

A penison is a tax efficient way of providing for our old age. Whatever we might think about their performance, there can be no denying the tax benefits of investing in this way. However, there is one tax which is often forgotten when it comes to pensions – Inheritance Tax (IHT). Most pensions are set…

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Appointing Guardians is Easy

Appointing Guardians is easy. So why are many parents still opting to leave their children to Social Services when they die! If both parents die without having nominated a guardian for their children who are under the age of 18, the courts, based on recommendations from social services, will decide who gets guardianship. For many…

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How to make Will writing a part of your Financial Services business

Please click on this link to find out how we are helping IFAs and mortgage brokers to use Will writing to improve their business Will Writing for Financial Advisors

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Regulation for Will writers? Yes please!

Regulation You may have noticed that our profession has been in the news over the last few days. Last week we had the news that the Consumer Panel of the Legal Services Board had completed its investigations into Will writing and had come to the conclusion that Will writing should be regulated. Click here for…

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Will Care Home Fees Wipe Out Your Children’s Inheritance?

The current position Somewhere between 40,000 and 70,000 homes are sold each year to cover the homeowner’s care fees.  With care costs running up bills of anywhere from £30,000 to £50,000 per year, nest eggs that were built up to provide a children’s inheritance can be quickly wiped out. How it works If you cannot…

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Will Writing – a way for IFAs and mortgage brokers to get 6 new prospects from each client

We have partnered with IFAs, mortgage brokers and accountants for the last 7 years. We believe we understand their needs, and how Wills and Estate Planning can help them grow their businesses. Having listened to our partners we have developed a two day course specifically for professionals in financial services. The course, delivered by Head…

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What made Gerry Robinson so uncomfortable?

An interesting situation came to light during the first episode of the BBCs enlightening new series ‘You Can’t Take It With You’, aired on BBC1 on 14th January. The show examines the feelings and emotions that go into making a Will, featuring two couples who had both remarried in later life. Business guru Gerry Robinson,…

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Are you putting your business at risk?

Most people know me as a Will Writer, so they tend to think I deal with unexpected death. They are right to a degree, but my role as an Estate Planner means that there is rather more to what I can do. Business owners are busy people – I am one myself. There are 101…

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