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Archive for March, 2017

THE NEW DEATH TAX!

  The latest nail in the coffin is a decision by the Lord Chancellor with the consent of the Treasury to increase significantly (in some instances 129 times more than at present) Probate fees for the purpose of helping fund the Court system.   There has been laid before Parliament “The Non – Contentious Probate…
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DID THE FINAL SPRING BUDGET PRODUCE A BONUS FOR THE ELDERLY CARE SYSTEM?

  · Yes it did because the Chancellor Philip Hammond admitted that the system was under pressure and provided the following:-    A £1bn cash injection for 2017-2018 and a further £1bn spread over the following two years.    A Green paper to be published later in the year on a long term approach to…
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IS THE STICKING PLASTER SOLUTION FOR THE BETTER FUNDING OF ADULT SOCIAL CARE ABOUT TO COME TO AN END?

• The Times newspaper dated the 28th February reports that the government acknowledges that the Communities Secretaries statement to the House of Commons on the 15th December to better fund Adult Social Care was nothing more than sticking plaster. • Clearly the government needs to do better than just reallocating funds that would otherwise be…
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