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Hethertons Services for You and Your Family - February 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of the Hethertons Solicitors newswire for you and your family, which is designed to keep you up to date with what is happening within our firm, alongside our latest service developments and changes in legislation.

Hethertons Solicitors has been providing advice to families and individuals in and around York and North Yorkshire for more than 70 years. Despite our long and illustrious history, we are a forward-thinking firm, which prides itself on providing a highly personalised service to clients. 

We hope you enjoy reading our latest newswire and find it informative.

Britons at a loss when it comes to property inheritance tax


The lack of awareness around inheritance tax (IHT) in the UK has increased in the last year, with half (50 percent) of liable over 45 year olds admitting to be unaware their main property could be subject to IHT.

Canada Life’s had recently covered its annual report on IHT, the proportion unaware their main property may be subject to IHT has increased sharply from a third (36 per cent) a year ago. Canada Life surveyed 1,002 UK citizens, holding assets exceeding £325,000.

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New study reveals annoying garden habits of neighbours


According to the latest research by Tiger Sheds, neighbourly garden habits have topped the list of things most likely to lead to a dispute.

Official data backs up this company’s findings with 3,270 neighbour disputes relating to gardens in 2017 alone and nearly 20,000 reported to local councils between 2012-2018.

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One in four employers admits to disability discrimination


A recent survey has revealed that one in four UK employers is being discriminatory when it comes to hiring staff with disabilities.

The research from disability charity Leonard Cheshire found that 24 per cent of UK employers admitted they would be less likely to hire someone with a disability compared to an able-bodied candidate.

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New research conducted into average cost of moving house in UK


According to a new study the average homeowner in the UK spent more than £10,000 when moving home in 2018, with first-time buyers spending around £1,761.

Conducted by Compare My Move, the research found that collectively those moving home spent £9.8billion last year with the average home move costing more than £500 more than the previous year.

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Woman becomes first person in the UK to be convicted of FGM


The mother of a three-year-old girl has become the first person in the UK to be convicted of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK.

FGM was made illegal in the UK more than three decades ago but prosecutors have struggled to secure a conviction.

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