Inheritance important for children of the 60s and 70s

Inherited wealth looks like the only major factor that could act to make individuals born in the 1960s and 1970s better off in retirement than their predecessors, on average. When...

Two thirds of UK retirees expect to leave a legacy

Almost two thirds (64%) of British retirees expect to leave an inheritance to their children with an average value of £182,144, according to HSBC's study, 'The Future of Retirement: Life...

Warning over proposed digitalisation of Lasting Powers of Attorney

Proposals put forward by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) to fully digitise the process for making a Lasting Power of Attorney could be very detrimental for vulnerable groups,...

Mothers victory over childrens return from Russia

In what has been described as a "landmark" court ruling, a mother has won the right to have her two children returned to her from Russia, where they have been...

Annual review of Acceptance in Lieu scheme

Arts Council England has published its annual review of the Acceptance in Lieu scheme, which has introduced £49.4 million worth of treasures into the public collections of the country this...

Burrell Collection Bill receives Holyrood Committee backing

A Bill to give Glasgow City Council additional powers to lend the Burrell Collection - including overseas - has been endorsed by a Scottish Parliament committee. The purpose of the...

Couples fail to plan for the future

New research has highlighted the risks couples are taking when they fail to make sufficient financial plans for the future. According to the study, which was carried out by Prudential,...

British inheritance trends

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has used data gained from the first two waves of the Wealth and Assets Survey to give an understanding of inheritance trends in Great...

Proposals to deal with rushed care visits

Tougher checks may be introduced to help clamp down on rushed home care visits in England and Wales, the UK Government has announced. Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb said...

Hoag Hospital Foundation receives historic donation

Hoag Hospital Foundation in California has announced the receipt of its largest donation to date – an irrevocable estate gift currently valued at $53 million. The Foundation intends to use...

Fee reduction for lasting powers of attorney

Appointing someone you trust to make key decisions for you if you lose mental capacity is now £20 cheaper in England and Wales, Justice Minister Helen Grant announced last week....

Using property to fund retirement

The HIPpies 'home is pension' generation has doubled in the last year, according to retirement specialist LV=, as more than half (52%) of working homeowners over 50 (3.5 million people)...