Simplifying Inheritance Tax

Simplifying Inheritance Tax

As well as being one of the most unpopular taxes for the estimated 30,000 estates affected each year, Inheritance Tax is also one of the most complicated. Following a request from the Chancellor in January 2018, the Office for Tax Simplication (OTS) has been carrying...
Can I Be Buried in My Own Garden?

Can I Be Buried in My Own Garden?

The simple answer to this question is “yes”! The law is contained in the Burial Laws Amendment Act 1880 but there are still stringent rules to be followed. A person who knows the circumstances of the death and has a lawful certificate of the cause of death...
Can I Be Buried at Sea?

Can I Be Buried at Sea?

Yes!  Anyone can be buried at sea, so long as the person arranging it has a licence – available for £175 from the Maritime Management Organisation (MMO) and complies with some environmental rules. Applicants must provide a certificate from a doctor that the body...