Inherit Something New

Stephen Bailey | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I was reading the Independent at the turn of 2017. I thought to myself, as I do every year new year, new me and so I decided that I had to broaden wha...

One Man's Inheritance Is Another Man's Junk

Vic Lennard | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK
Vic Lennard

There were cards sent from my brother and I that he had written because I was too young to be able to, and even cards from my grandparents to them. How can a collection like this ever be thrown away? At the moment it can't. Perhaps there will come a day when I will be able to. Perhaps not.

Calling for the Abolishment of Inheritance Tax

Lewis Worrow | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Worrow

Though left wing supporters commonly advocate the Inheritance Tax, most strongly to those who support Marxist values, they ignore the fact that there is no moral ground supporting that it's morally acceptable. The highest earners are already taxed on their income as all earners are.

That's What Makes You Beautiful

Rae Duke | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

A short one this week and more of a heads-up to look out for my new favourite, ad. From the clearly very lovely, people at Dove.

An Englishman's Home Is His Castle... But We're Under Siege!

Adam Rickitt | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Adam Rickitt

You struggle, scrimp and save, and battle against all the odds to somehow obtain that illusive dream of homeownership...your very own piece of Britain. But as a nation we are under siege, surrounded by an invading army waiting to steal away that which we worked so hard to achieve. This grim hoard hails from the land of HMRC and its army is inheritance tax...

Never Allow a New Boss to Be the 'Chosen One'

Grant Feller | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

Poor old David Moyes may be humiliated by an appalling first and only season at the helm of Manchester United but at least his predecessor, Sir Alex Ferguson - the man who chose him for the role - hasn't labelled him as someone with 'brains less than a guinea pig'...

Inspired Bigotry: Meet the Salafists Behind the Law Society

Chris Moos | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Moos

quickly came to the defense of the Law Society, dismissing any critique as 'Islamophobic' and 'another sharia scare story'. Yet, several important questions remain unanswered.

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.