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Scottish Law

Could that old case be dragged up, say if I am going for a job or joining a golf club? I am respectable and would not wish a tarnish on my name from some busybody.


A few of us at work were discussing inheritance tax in the light of the Tory party's proposal to include a living allowance component, and talked about how to avoid paying it - legally. One of my colleagues suggested that you could make a will leaving up to the IHT threshold to your family and the rest to charity. Will this get round the IHT problem?


I came in from work and my neighbour has painted the other side of my boundary wall and left my side unpainted, the wall divides the house at the front and the wall is on my boundary. I have been onto the council and the police and they both say I should just forget about it, there is bad blood between us and it was only done in spite.


Last year my mother died and my dad was left with the mortgage. The insurance company refused to pay out as my mum had not informed them that she had had a sore back years before she took up the policy. She was never asked to take a medical and because she never missed a day's work, she did not think it was necessary to tick the box on the form. My father's house is now at risk.


Due to health problems I did not keep up monthly payments and received a council tax demand to pay within seven days which I did not do. I received a summary warrant. I did manage to pay the council tax by the end of the tax year but did not pay the additional 10%. I am now being asked after two years by a debt recovery agency to pay the £85, must I pay this as I thought if the bill was settled before the new tax year?


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