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It is an unfortunate but very real fact of life that sometimes conflict arises whether in the course of our personal or professional lives. Although some conflicts can be resolved with communication and compromise, at times there are some conflicts that...
We all protect what is important to us, it may be a simple life style change, gym membership to keep us healthy and/or insurances to pay the bills if we become ill, so why do so many of us choose not to protect our businesses?  Here we explore why this...
There are many of us who believe that setting up a Lifetime Property Protection Trust can avoid our home (or other assets that we own) being taken into account when assessing our inheritance tax bill and/or being taken into account when assessing our costs...
Making a Will is important protection for our nearest and dearest but there still remains a large percentage of our population who do not have this protection in place.  Here, Bennett Oakley will explore why you might want to put this protection in...
Funeral plans always seem to be in the news these days.  Sometimes for the right reasons and sadly sometimes for the wrong reasons.  So why is having a funeral plan potentially a good idea? In this day and age, it is very important to plan for...
It was once said that there are two things in life which are certain: death and taxes.  Sadly the two do tend to go hand in hand meaning that many of our estates will bear some burden to Inheritance Tax upon our deaths. Inheritance Tax is still...
Being offered a settlement agreement (formally known as compromise agreements) can be daunting for an employee.  Questions abound.  Should you accept it?  What rights are you signing away?  How will it affect your future work prospects...
As a business owner if you become mentally incapacitated tomorrow then who would pay your suppliers and staff, or complete any outstanding work, so that your clients and customers do not disappear overnight? Business owners are apt to forget that unless...
With approximately two million dwelling houses being classed as leasehold properties it is the most common form of flat ownership in England and Wales. If you own a leasehold property, it is imperative that you are aware of the steps to take to extend your...
According to research conducted by Deloitte in 2014, around 96% of individuals who were eligible had not claimed capital allowance on their commercial property.  In order to ensure you are not missing out on significant tax savings, here is a brief...