When it comes to dealing with a deceased person's estate, no one is keen to pay legal costs where they can be avoided. If the estate you are dealing with as Executor is relatively straightforward you may feel confident in dealing with matters yourself. Often the circumstances are such that a "D.I.Y" approach is not advisable.
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As the number of people with digital assets increases, it is important to ensure that your digital assets are able to be dealt with after your death.
The general rule is any asset held by an individual in a personal capacity will form part of their estate on death for inheritance tax ("IHT") purposes. This includes assets held solely or jointly.
At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Home Office implemented temporary adjustments allowing for different means to confirm an employee's right to work in the UK. These are due to end this summer, and with Brexit, where the employment of an individual takes place and that person does not have permission to work in the UK, fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker can easily occur.
Scottish EDGE final demonstrates the resilience, sustainability and ingenuity of Scotland's entrepreneurs
After a record number of applications this year, 19 businesses pitched at The Scottish EDGE finals yesterday, bidding for some of the £1 million prize pot. While the last year has been a challenge for us all, Scottish EDGE continues to reward Scottish innovation and Harper Macleod is proud to have worked with and advised EDGE since its launch in 2012.