Regulation of Funeral Plans – update

Regulation of Funeral Plans – update

In June 2018, the government called for a review of the pre-paid funeral plan marketplace following concerns regarding consumer detriment. There was an initial policy proposal to bring all funeral plan providers under the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The...
Your guide to Property Protection Trusts

Your guide to Property Protection Trusts

A property protection trust is designed to help clients protect their share in a property in the future. Typically, when a couple owns a house together and one partner dies, their share passes to the surviving spouse or partner. Whilst this would appear practical,...
Time is of the essence for LPAs

Time is of the essence for LPAs

Up to the beginning of March 2019 approx 154,600 Lasting Power of Attorney registrations have been made in the UK, according to the gov.uk LPA registration section. That means an average of 77,000 people per month are seeking ways of registering for an LPA and quite...
Change to Probate fees due in April

Change to Probate fees due in April

From April probate fees are set to change from being a fixed fee to a sliding scale. Although the date is still yet to be set, the narrow vote was passed in February and will mean a change that many people will be unaware of. Currently, probate fees are paid upfront...