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Furlough and Employment Contracts

My employee won’t return due to childcare issues?

It depends on the reasons why. The scheme is there to help both employer and employee but there need

Furlough and Employment Contracts

Staff refuse to return from furlough?

It depends on the reasons why. The scheme is there to help both employer and employee but there need

Furlough and Employment Contracts

Do I have to furlough people?

No the furlough scheme is there to protect employment. If you have work for your staff and can pay t

Private Wealth

My spouse can look after my financial affairs if I lose capacity and am unable to do so for myself – Myth or truth?

This is a myth – unless you have a registered Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place, naming you

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I cannot do anything to save inheritance tax because it is tax evasion – Myth or truth?

This is myth – there are many tax reliefs and allowances that are given to everyone to legitim

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I can draft my will to secure my half of the estate for my children – Myth or truth?

This is the truth – Wills can be drafted so that even if a surviving spouse or partner changes

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Our children are guaranteed to inherit my estate because my partner and I have both made wills – Myth or truth?

This is a myth – in most cases a surviving partner can change their will. If they meet someone

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My partner will get everything if I die so there is no need to make a will – Myth or truth?

This is a myth as unmarried couples are entitled to nothing if there is no will. Even if you are mar