June/July’s Newsletter

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We’re delighted to share our latest newsletter, bringing you insightful news and updates from the industry.

In this issue, we talk about…

  • The importance of planning ahead highlighted by the arrival of the royal baby.
  • Can we handle the increasing need for end of life care?
  • HM Courts and Tribunals Service plan to close local probate registries.
  • What is Inheritance Tax and how does it work?

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‘Inheritance disputes set to increase as more British adults are willing to dispute a Will.’

New stats from the latest Kings Court Trust blog. 
We’d love to know if you would be prepared to dispute the Will of a loved one?

The King’s Court Trust tells us that ‘a record number of inheritance disputes were reaching the High Court under the Inheritance Act, with 116 cases bought to the court in 2015, in comparison to just 15 in 2005.’ 

To read the full article, click HERE!

Bringing The Latest From Our World To Yours.

The bi-monthly newsletter has arrived for January/February!


In this issue we talk about Probate fees and the changes the Government are making, we take a look into simplifying Inheritance Tax, transparent pricing in the legal sector and yes, we do mention the ‘B’ word…Brexit and what it means for our sector.

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The government move forward with changes to probate fees

Kings Court Trust have all the information you need to know on the changing probate fees set by the government. 


“On the 5th of November 2018, an update on probate fees was provided by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice, Lucy Frazer QC MP. It was announced that new legislation to implement a new, banded structure of fees for a Grant of Probate (also known as Grant of Representation) has been presented before Parliament.

If the proposal is passed by the government, it will:

  • Allow people to apply for a Grant of Probate online.
  • Provide support for those who do not have the skills to apply digitally.
  • Result in changes to the current flat fee for obtaining a Grant of Probate.
  • Change the current estate value threshold from £5,000 to £50,000.”

To read their full article, click here.


The latest from the World of Estate Planning.

Our Bi-Monthly Newsletter has arrived.


Welcome to our bi-monthly newsletter – This issue looks at the recently revealed changes in probate fees, an Inheritance Tax review, civil partnerships being made available to mixed-sex couples and lastly, the importance of keeping your Will safe.

To download the November/December 2018 Newsletter, click HERE


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The National Bereavement Service

We are proud to be working in association with The National Bereavement Service. 


“We  understand that when you lose someone who  is close to you that  it can be both traumatic and  upsetting. Few of us realise how much practical  work has to  take place and at an already difficult time.”


We are working along side The National Bereavement Service to provide practical guidance to families going through a bereavement. They are a ‘not for profit’ organisation working with corporate organisations, charities, financial institutions and other companies who deal with bereaved families on a regular basis. We have chosen to start our relationship with the service, to provide better care for our clients at difficult times in their lives. 

If you would like to know more about The National Bereavement Service, click here. 

You can also call them on 0800 0246 121.


Financial Education For Your Children

Financial Education For Your Children

Thanks to very generous support from Martin Lewis OBE, the very first financial education textbook has been developed;  “Your Money Matters” for secondary schools.

The textbooks are being sent to state secondary schools for free across the nation from October 2018, which is fantastic news for our future generations. Here at Will Trust and Protect, we know that an understanding of finances is an absolute necessity so why not guide your children from a young age? 

“Despite being on the secondary national curriculum, financial education is only taken up by 40% of secondary schools with many teachers just not confident in teaching financial education as well as the challenges of embedding a consistent provision within school. The development and distribution of this Textbook is a major step forward in achieving a degree of consistency to the financial education young people receive within secondary schools by providing teachers with access to a high quality free standardised teaching resource to support and enhance financial education delivery.” (youngmoney.com)


Why is this topic important for young people?

  • 55% Of young people aged 20-29 worry about being able to save.
  • Almost 10 Million people in the UK have no savings whatsoever.
  • 81% of 18-24 year olds do not understand the term ‘interest rate’.


We have up loaded the student’s guide and the teacher’s guide for you right here! 

You can also find out more about the pledge to get more kids in the financial know how here!


Let’s join Martin Lewis in his bid to get the next generation fluent in finance!


Monthly Newsletter

Check out our latest Newsletter!

It’s a great read, here are some of the things we cover in this issue…


-Aretha Franklin – The Queen of Soul leaves her estate to the rules of intestacy.

-What does being named as an Executor mean?

-What happens to property when someone dies?

-The risks that come from DIY Wills.


Latest Newsletter – Click Here to Read Full Article!

The Chancellors Budget Proposals for Social Care

Does the Chancellors £2 billion to social care over three years really help those needing long-term care?

Although £2 billion sounds like a lot of money, in reality, with under £2/3 rds. of a billion to be spent annually it will do very little towards solving the problems of long-term care and, government is only addressing one side of a huge issue, not both. Their proposals do not address the fact that thousands of patients annually are discharged from hospitals to care at home, or care homes, before they are clinically ready for discharge, have been properly assessed to ascertain what their needs actually are and, in many instances are unsafely discharged. That premature and often incorrect discharge then places huge burdens on local authorities, who provide social care to bring them under the umbrella of social care, rather than NHS funded continuing care.

The budget addresses the consequences created by NHS failures in the discharge system, passing the buck to local authorities but not the cause of those failures, which failures help exacerbate the problems in social care.

In 2015 the then government back-tracked on implementing the second phase of the Care Act, because local authorities advised government it was totally un-affordable. One of the main parts they back-tracked on was the implementation of the care cost cap of £72,000 per person, meant to ensure family homes would no longer need to be sold for care costs. Instead a debt would be registered against the property, to be paid from the proceeds of sale after the person in care dies, with interest, through Deferred Payment Agreements.

Taken literally £2/3rds of a billion would only fund approximately 9,260 Deferred Payment Agreements at £72,000, assuming local authorities used every penny to fund social care. Many have already implied much of the new funding will be swallowed up in other areas and not used directly for social care.

Government is missing a vital point, [or have choosen to ignore it] which they have had full details of from a Healthwatch report [2015] and a Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman’s report [2016]. Those major reports stated thousands of NHS patients are being discharged from hospital to the care of local authorities, when clinically and legally they should not be discharged, and often those discharges are unsafe. The cost oddly enough was put at £2 billion.

All the budget appears to do is give local authorities a little more money to be able to take even more patients who are unsafely or prematurely discharged into social care, who should clinically and legally qualify for a far higher level of nursing care funded by the NHS. The proposals will do nothing at all to prevent families wrongly paying care fees, in fact it may ensure more actually do so.