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Inheritance Tax Planning

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Inheritance Tax Planning

Have you thought about Inheritance Tax and the possibility of your personal estate exceeding the current threshold?

The current Inheritance Tax Threshold is £325,000 as from the 6th April 2008, and the excess is taxed at 40%.  This can result in a liability to your estate running into thousands of pounds of Inheritance Tax, which may have been mitigated by some careful tax planning.  A large Inheritance Tax bill can also be a real worry for those left behind.

There are a number of ways to mitigate the impact of Inheritance Tax on your Estate including:-

Life Assurance Policies written in Trust for named beneficiaries;Sheltering assets in a Trust.

  1. Lifetime gifts.
  2. Charitable Gifts.
  3. Planned use of spouse exemptions for Inheritance Tax.
  4. Insurance against Inheritance Tax.

We are happy to provide you with advice on the various methods available to maximise the funds in your Estate for your beneficiaries and to minimise the money in tax liabilities.

If you would like further advice please do not hesitate to contact us. You could save significant sums of money for your loved ones.

Employment Law- Fixed Fees

INITIAL FREE HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT

This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

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