Couples able to pass on £950,000 tax-free as inheritance threshold to rise
Parents and grandparents passing on their home will be able to leave up to £950,000 tax-free from the start of the 2019/20 tax year
2 April 2019
Probate fee hike ditched by Government - but plan could be revisited after election
Proposals to drastically raise probate charges have been ditched - however the controversial plans could resurface
21 April 2017
Power of Attorney fee cut to £82
The fee for registering a Lasting Power of Attorney has dropped from £110 to £82, in a move the Government hopes will en
7 April 2017
Probate fees set to skyrocket from next month, despite parliamentary challenge
The cost of sorting out someone's property, money and possessions after they've died are set to increase by up to £20k
6 April 2017
Bereavement changes leave future widowed parents with less support
Future widowed parents of young children could miss out on £1,000s once changes to a Government scheme are rolled out
30 January 2017
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Protect yourself and loved ones from the 3Ds - Death, Divorce & Dementia
14 October 2016
It takes two... 15 MoneySaving tips for couples
Better together? 15 top MoneySaving tips for couples
15 March 2016
Over-50s MoneySaving tips - take up arms and cut your costs
Like Kylie or Clooney, some things just get better with age. Sadly, your finances aren't always one of them
22 April 2015
Get your affairs in order during free wills month
A shakeup of the law in England and Wales today may affect what happens to your cash if you die without a will
1 October 2014
Over 55 and haven't made a will? It's Free Wills Month
Free Wills Month enables over 55's who live in England or Wales to get a will written or amended for free
3 March 2014
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17 January 2022The cost of a TV licence will remain frozen for the next two years, the Government has announced. Households will not see any increase to their £159 a year bill until 1 April 2024.
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21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
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