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COVID-19 sparks increase in will writing

The coronavirus outbreak has prompted many to get their affairs in order by updating their will.

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Start of 2020 sees UK housing boom

Activity in the UK housing market picked up at the start of year, leading to a £2,500 jump in asking prices.

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Amazon working conditions criticised after flurry of workplace accidents

Amazon’s UK fulfilment centres were visited by ambulances once every two days in 2018 after workplace accidents.

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Charities to receive extra £650m from gifts in Wills over next five years

New figures from the ONS show that life expectancy increases will slow over the next five years, meaning an uplift in legacy income for charities.

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Proposed probate fee increase scrapped

Controversial changes to the probate fee which were due to come into place next year have been scrapped.

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The number of charities receiving gifts in wills is increasing

Recent research has shown that the number of gifts being left to charities in by people in their wills has jumped by 53 percent year-on-year.

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Probate delays continue as relatives still face long waits

Technical glitches and a surge of probate applications have left the Government service with a backlog of probate applications, causing a frustrating delay for the families of people who have recently died.

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Over half of Brits banking on receiving an inheritance

With the amount of UK adults without a will, many could be left disappointed.

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Over 30 million working days lost due to illness and injury in the past year

New official figures show that work needs to be done in relation to accidents at work in the UK.

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New energy efficiency rules come into place

Thousands of landlords may be affected by new rules concerning minimum energy performance ratings.

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