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Income Related Benefits

In this article Alan Robinson focuses on the income related benefits of crucial importance to the elderly client: income support, housing benefit and council tax benefit.

Enduring Powers of Attorney : Some Common Queries

The area of Enduring Powers of Attorney is not as simple as it may at first appear. In this article Heather Redman, a senior solicitor specialising in wills and tax planning, probate and attorneyship, looks at common problems from the clients perspective.

Benefits for the Elderly: State Retirement Pension

The principal state benefit for retirement is the state retirement pension. This is a contributory benefit which is paid at a flat rate. In addition a person may be entitled to additional pension from either the graduated pension scheme or the state earnings related pension scheme (or both), and to income from a private pension; and may be entitled to one or more of the means tested benefits.

Court of Protection Case Report

Denzil Lush, Master of the Court of Protection, summarises a decision of Mr Justice Rattee on switching jurisdictions between the Enduring Powers of Attorney Act and the Mental Health Act

Ingram Part 1: Inheritance Tax Planning and the family home

The Court of Appeal decision in Ingram and another v Commissioners of Inland Revenue (1997) STC sent shock waves through the tax planning professions, although of course, the case will undoubtedly proceed to the House of Lords. This issue features two articles examining the case. Firstly, Nick Hughes of Williams Jeffrey Barber examines the facts behind the case and provides an alternative solution

Financial Implications

Ian McNeill of Help the Aged briefly summarises the SEFTON case putting it in a more political context and provides his interpretation of the likely financial implications.

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