The death of a loved one is a difficult time, and if you have concerns about the validity of their Will and whether their true intentions will be honoured, this can add to your distress.
Charitable giving is at the forefront of many people’s thoughts during these unprecedented times. Whether you wish to donate £10 or £10,000 to a charity all donations will be gratefully received; but you may not be aware the value of your gift could be worth even more to your chosen cause, with advantages to you as a UK taxpayer, using UK Government charitable tax reliefs.
If you are an investor, developer, or a land or business owner, it is likely that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your business interests in some way with lasting effects for some time to come.
In the lead up to the 2020 Budget it had been rumoured that changes to the current Pension Tapering Allowance rules would be announced. However, it was unknown whether this would be a change increasing the tapering thresholds or reducing the thresholds. In a move that Rishi Sunak advised would positively impact hundreds of thousands of higher earners, in particular senior medical professionals, the respective thresholds were increased by £90,000 from 6 April 2020.
It is understandable that the current lockdown is having a significant impact on courts in Scotland and challenging for the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) to prioritise essential court proceedings.