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House Price Index Reveals Price Increase in Scotland

The average price of a property in Scotland in July 2016 was £143,711, according to the latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI). This equates to an increase of 3.4% on the previous year and an increase of 1.3% compared to June this year.

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US University Receives Surprise Bequest

Universities in the United States are often the beneficiaries of charitable bequests that are left to them in the wills of former students, but sometimes the source and size of these gifts can be surprising.

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Civil Partnership and Same-Sex Marriage

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that 861 civil partnerships were formed in England and Wales in 2015, which is a fall of 49% from 1,683 in 2014.

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Review of Civil Partnerships in Scotland

Since the introduction of same-sex marriages, there’s been some debate about what the future holds for civil partnerships in Scotland. Should it be scrapped in the future or should it be opened up to include opposite-sex couples? The Scottish Government asked these questions and more in its Review of Civil Partnerships, and has now published its analysis of responses (available here).

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Millions to be Wasted in Unnecessary IHT Payments

Recent research has revealed that as much as £595 million could be wasted in unnecessary Inheritance Tax (IHT) payments this year, which is an increase of £45 million compared to 2015.

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