Inheritance

We're Happy Living Off the Fortunes of Our Predecessors But What Legacy Are We Leaving for the Next Generation?

Christine Foyster | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Christine Foyster

While the figures suggest that some people might be surprised by their parents' financial generosity, this comes with a warning: you cannot predict what may happen between now and receiving an inheritance. The earlier you start preparing, the more financially secure your own retirement is likely to be.

Children Of '60s And '70s To Rely On Inherited Wealth

PA | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

The children of the 1960s and 1970s will only be better off than the previous generation when they retire due to inherited wealth, a leading economic ...

Do Inheritance Laws Make Second-Class Citizens of Women?

Mary Morgan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Mary Morgan

Much has been made of the recent legal battle in Botswana in which a group of elderly sisters successfully fought off their nephew to hold on to the family property...

Could The Daily Mail Be Right - Do We Inherit Our Parents' Politics?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

The Daily Mail thesis appears to include that the beliefs of Ralph Miliband, an eminent Marxist academic, who died in 1994, might have prejudiced the politics of sons Ed and David Miliband.

Social Security Is Not 'Something for Nothing'

Stef Benstead | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Politics
Stef Benstead

I'm getting sick of this 'something for nothing' attitude that MPs seem to have regarding social security. They complain about giving Jobseeker's Allowance to people who haven't spent many years in employment, and forget that to have spent many years in employment one also has to have lived many years since leaving education.

Care Cap Is an Immoral Scandal

John Higginson | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics
John Higginson

Modern science really is a miracle. In the last 100 years life expectancy has almost doubled from 42 at the turn of the century to 77 now for men and 82 for women. But with this extra life has come a problem.

How Much Do You Know About Wills?

Emma Myers | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Myers

It's extremely important to make a will and ensure that the will you make is the most appropriate one for your circumstances.

Field of Gold: Farmers, the Divorce Courts and a Very Different Cash Crop

Claire Reid | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK
Claire Reid

Residential property prices in the UK currently resemble something of a curate's egg slightly past its sell-by date.

Life, Death and the Changing Shape of British Families

Helen Gaskell | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Gaskell

The only way to ensure that your wishes are adhered to - whether you're married or not - is by having a will. It might not surprise anyone that I firmly recommend them but the countless difficulties experienced in cases on which I have advised where no will was present, make all too clear how the time spent putting in place a clear plan for your assets, is very well spent providing peace of mind for you and your family.

Jobless Man Forged Daughter's Signature To Cheat Her Out Of Inheritance

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK

A 45-year-old man from Ely, Cardiff forged his daughter’s signature to grab a £13,000 inheritance left to her in her grandfather’s will. Unem...

Mistrust Funds: UK Rich Struggle With Inheritance

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

Money can make you happy, but it can also breed mistrust and conflict, according to new research by Barclays Wealth, which showed that more than one-t...

Girls Rule. Or at Least, they Should Have the Option to

Hannah Wallis | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK
Hannah Wallis

The issue of whether girls are entitled to inherit - be it the throne, a title, or a whacking great pile somewhere in the heart of Berkshire floggable to passing film crews - isn't one that'll affect most of us on a personal level. And yet I still find it shocking that it's taken until 2011 for it to come up as a parliamentary issue.

Small Bequests and big Family Feuds

Liz Braude | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK
Liz Braude

We found that family members frequently feuded over who was left crockery, pets and photograph albums. In one recent case, there was even no alternative resolution except to divide up the ashes of the deceased between several surviving relatives.