Entries by Kay Chapman

Civil Partnership for heterosexual couples

A recent decision in the High Court has highlighted that heterosexual couples are being treated unfairly and discriminated against. One couple, Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, have recently argued this and on 27 June, the Supreme Court agreed with them. The couple had argued that it was discriminatory for the law to deny them the […]

Inheritance Tax (IHT)

HMRC took a record £5.2 billion in IHT in 2017/18. IHT is calculated on the value of a person’s estate when they die. It would seem however that not all estates claim the allowances that can be claimed, meaning that more tax is paid than is due. These claimable allowances include: – an individual nil-rate […]