Understanding the term ‘Domicile’ by Siobhan Rattigan, Society of Will Writers It’s technically not possible to be domiciled in the UK as the UK consists of the three legal jurisdictions: England & Wales, Northern Island and Scotland. A person domiciled in the UK can be domiciled in any one of these countries but for ease…

Inheritance Tax and You Inheritance tax (IHT) receipts have surged by an astounding 22.9% in the first quarter of the tax year, and according to HMRC the amount of IHT paid in the last year has reached an all-time high. But what does this mean for the average person? We cover the basics on IHT.…

What is IHT? IHT, short for Inheritance Tax is a tax introduced by the Inheritance Tax Act 1984. It is argued that IHT is a tax on wealth because anyone with an estate worth over £325,000 will have to pay Inheritance Tax on their death, hence why it is also referred to as the death tax.…

It is fair to say that in the UK, family situations are becoming incredibly more complex and there are more than 6 million cohabiting couples in the UK. For the sake of avoiding confusion, a cohabiting couple is two people who opt to live together outside of marriage or a civil partnership yet are in…