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What happens when there is no health & care LPA in place

‘Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well,’ said Mark Twain in 1881 – when on average men died at 50 and women reached 56. Nowadays, average life expectancy for men in the UK is 79 and 83 for women, and one-in-every-fourteen people over 65 is likely

New organ donation law: giving you control

Around 6,000 people in the UK are on the transplant waiting list; and in 2018 alone, at least one person a day died while waiting for a transplant, according to the NHS. New laws on organ donation consent are coming into force in Spring 2020 which the government hopes will help save hundreds of lives.

Leaving a gift to charity in your will

Leaving a gift to charity in your will Time spent with family and friends over the festive period can make you realise how precious life is and the importance of ensuring that those you love and care about are provided for when you die.  Among those you wish to benefit from your will may be

Making financial gifts during your lifetime (Part 2)

In an earlier article, Deborah Adams, head of private client department with Parnalls in Launceston, explained how making gifts of money or property during your lifetime could help reduce the inheritance tax payable on your estate when you die.  In this article she looks at how making potentially exempt lifetime transfers, under what is known

Making financial gifts during your lifetime (Part 1)

If you are fortunate enough to have financial security, and more money than you need to live comfortably, then you may want to pass on some of your wealth to your family and friends while you are still alive. Making gifts to loved ones during your lifetime can be immensely rewarding and tax efficient, but