Could the ability to witness Wills via video have a negative impact on IHT planning?

From September any Will made after the 31st January 2020 and witnessed via video will be legally enforceable.  While the need to introduce video witnessing as a last resort has been a necessary response to the current social distancing restrictions, there is a growing fear the change could have a dramatic longer term impact on some families’ inheritance planning. Inheritance … Read More

Are overseas buyers also taking advantage of the current stamp duty holiday?

The surge in house buying following the Chancellor’s announcement that until the 31st March 2021 stamp duty charges will not apply before a purchase price exceeds £500,000 has been well documented.  It has also provided the beleaguered UK housing market with some much needed good news. However, new studies on current mortgage search trends would indicate the interest in buying … Read More