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Employment update


From April 2012 the qualifying period for an employee wishing to bring a claim for unfair dismissal increased from one year to two years.


There are exceptions depending upon the reason for dismissal, but this is the general rule.

Inheritance Tax


The threshold for payment of Inheritance Tax (the "nil rate" band, above which tax is paid at 40%) is £325,000. This has been the position since April 2009 despite the historical commitment to raise this allowance consistent with inflation. However, the government has in recent years introduced an additional "residential nil rate" band which enables £175,000 of a property passed on to direct descendants to be nil rated for IHT.


Any unused allowance of the first spouse to die can now be transferred to the surviving spouse. This change to the law occurred in October 2007, meaning that anybody who made a Will prior to this date ought to re-visit it as it may include gifts which are no longer necessary or required.


We specalise in the essential area of estate and tax planning.

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Luttons Dunford Solicitors 

16 Imperial Square


GL50 1QZ


Tel: 01242 588570




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Lasting Power of Attorney & Deputyship


With an ageing population there is more and more demand from families for Lasting Power of Attorney and Deputyship arrangements. All of our Wills and Probate specialists are well versed in getting through the hoops of an application quickly and cost effectively, giving you peace of mind and the arrangement that suits your family. 


Our online debt collection service now has more than 4,000 registered users, all enjoying the benefits of quick, interactive, at-cost debt collection. There is no fee to register and the first letter before action is free. 


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