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'Nothing Is Certain But Death And Taxes'

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The first use of this saying was by Daniel Defoe in ‘The Political History of the Devil’ way back in 1726. However, the more familiar form is attributed to Benjamin Franklin, US President, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1817, when he...

Inheritance Tax: Understanding Transferable Nil Rate Band & Residential Nil Rate Band

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As you may be aware, the Government announced way back in 2015 that there would be the introduction of the additional Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB). This gave the headlining grabbing figure of people being able to leave £1,000,000 before...

Hartlepool Hospice Changes Name To Alice House Hospice

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If you are a resident of Hartlepool and the surrounding areas, then you will no doubt be aware of the existence of Hartlepool & District Hospice, which has served the local communities of Hartlepool and East Durham for many years. However, what...

The Similarities Of Brexit & Separation

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It appears that there are quite a few similarities between Brexit and married couples or civil partners separating . It can be a long and uncertain process, with unexpected consequences, the cause of high emotion, with one party seeking to invoke ...

Dementia Awareness Week And How To Become A Dementia Friend

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The topic of dementia is something close to my heart and I believe that more needs to be done to raise awareness and understanding. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021. Dementia is an umbrella...

What Does Administering An Insolvent Estate Mean?

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It seems that insolvent estates are on the increase, and a Personal Representative (PR) needs to be careful to avoid personal liability. An insolvent estate is where the liabilities of the deceased exceed his assets. As soon as the PR becomes...

What Is A Notary?

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"I’m selling a property in Florida and I need the paperwork notarising, which needs to be there tomorrow." "I’m buying a property in Spain and I have a Power of Attorney that needs to be notarised and sent off for an...

How To Become A Dementia Friend

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I am sure that we all have been touched by experience of dementia in some form, whether we have had a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, brother or sister diagnosed with the disease. It sometimes feels as though dementia is on the rise. To help put...