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Pre-nups – how do they stand up in UK courts?

Pre-nups – how do they stand up in UK courts? For many years, pre-nups were considered the preserve of the rich and famous – usually in America. But seven years ago, a landmark case suggested they’d finally be taken seriously by UK courts. In what’s known as the Radmacher case, judges ruled that while financial…

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Inheritance Tax allowances are rising – but not for everyone.

For deaths on or after 6th April 2017 an additional Inheritance Tax (IHT) allowance, called the Residence nil-rate band (RNRB) may be claimed to reduce any IHT payable. Currently a deceased estate can pass up to £325,000 to any beneficiaries before IHT becomes payable. This is the nil-rate band (NRB).  Gifts to spouses or civil…

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