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The Duke of Westminster, Inheritance Tax & How You Can Benefit from a similar plan

You don’t have to be a Duke or Duchess to benefit from proper estate planning – keep your assets in your family by following these tips.

Up to £47 billion wasted in tax inefficiencies

New research  has revealed that UK taxpayers are set to waste as much as £4.7 billion this year in unnecessary tax payments. The 2014 unbiased.co.uk Tax Action research shows Brits...

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...

Confidence in trust and estate industry set to grow

According to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners' (STEP) latest global quarterly confidence survey there is a slight drop in confidence in the immediate outlook, but prospects for the...

The Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill

A new law dealing with some technical aspects of trusts - The Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill - has now completed all its parliamentary stages and is awaiting Royal Assent....

Steadier trend in trust and estate business confidence

The latest global quarterly confidence survey by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) shows a welcome steadier tone in both the immediate and long-term outlooks for the industry...

Actor considers legal action over music inheritance

Actor Bruce Willis is considering taking Apple to court to enable him to be able to leave his digital music collection to his daughters in his will, reports the Daily...

Promotion at Gibson Kerr

Lindsay Maclean, a solicitor with Gibson Kerr, has been promoted to Associate with effect from 1st September 2012. Lindsay joined the firm as a trainee in September 2007 and since...

Inheriting the ability to travel

There is a growing trend in America for estate plans to specify that beneficiaries use some part of their inheritance for travel, reports the Huffington Post. The travel provision can...

Duke of Cambridge reaches inheritance age

The Duke of Cambridge turned 30 last month, entitling him to inherit his share of his mother's estate. According to press reports, this could amount to £10 million. Diana, Princess...

Gibson Kerr solicitor earns STEP award

Lindsay Maclean, a solicitor with Gibson Kerr, is currently studying a STEP (Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners) Diploma in Trusts and Estates (Scotland). STEP is the worldwide professional body...