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Will Problems

Badly drawn up will and defective Trusts leave Peter Ustinov beneficiaries with nothing.

When Sir Peter Ustinov died in 2004 aged 82, he left  assets  worth tens of millions of pounds. It is now feared that his estate has been largely eroded as a result of a nine-year family dispute over the validity of Sir Peter's will, written in 1968 and amended subsequently by codicil in 1970.

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Inheritance tax news

The threshold at which people will have to start paying Inheritance Tax on the estate of a loved one is set to rise by 1% from 2015, Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Autumn Statement . 

The threshold has been frozen since the Budget in 2010, and currently sits at £325,000. It is now due to rise to £329,000 in the tax year 2015/2016.

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Powers of Attorney ‘essential’

Saga has issued a reminder of the importance of holding power of attorney after recent research revealed that only a third of over 50s say they have held or currently hold a lasting power of attorney for a loved one.

Whilst the thought of appointing someone to act for you if you become incapacitated is not a topic many like to think about and can be quite emotional, the implications of not having an LPA when you need one can cause an even bigger strain on the family, say Saga.

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