I wouldn't like to give a legally certain answer. IHT and deprivation of assets are two separate subjects. Supposing someone suddenly decided to give £3000 twice, once for the preceding year, yet had never given £3000 in previous years, would the council treat it as deprivation of assets? I don't kn...
I don't think that's right, Henrietta - I think the annual gift of £3000 is always allowed and has nothing to do with the IHT limit.
See 'exempted gifts' here:
https://www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax/gifts
One of the lawyers I follow on Twitter, Matthew Scott, posted a link to an article from Care Home Professional 'Curiously unsettling solicitor's advice on how to run a care home. http://www.carehomeprofessional.com/ask-expert-managing-relative-hell/' It's by a solicitor and headed 'Ask the Expert: M...
I'm just reporting back that Michael has been helping me, relaying advice from the IT team, but although I deleted all my cookies I am still in the same position: in order to reply to posts I have to log in and log out again. If I understood Michael correctly, the IT team person did something to cor...
How many pulses do you know, Jenny? Do you not like the small dark green puy lentils? Just wondering what your concept of 'all pulses' is.
Oh dear Melly, there is an egg in this. First, I love Chinese vegetable dishes. Last night I had rice - I do it in a rice cooker, which probably breaks the rules here, and although it is no good in keeping rice warm as it dries it out, it just simplifies thinking. Then I had a lot of bok choi I got ...
I'm now trying Safari instead of Firefox. I have had some problems occasionally with Firefox, and certainly refreshing the page didn't help or anything else. I just assumed the problem was ongoing for everyone. It may be OK for me on Safari though.
do you all know Jack Monroe's Cooking on a Bootstrap? A lot of cheap and easy recipes there.

https://cookingonabootstrap.com/
I just logged in to answer this. I am not usually able to reply. I have had 4 notifications indicated for a week or two. Yesterday I clicked on Notifications at the top right and deleted them, but the figure 0 was soon replaced by 4 again. However, the next day I logged in it was gone. It seems to t...
Yes, there is a community dental service in our borough, but my only experience is of someone who was bedridden. Even then we had to go to the clini once for x-rays. They said they could remove teeth in our home but would prefer not to, because of the amount of bleeding that might take place. I shou...