The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 was given Royal Assent on 14 May. Its aim is to simplify and modernise intestacy and administrative issues.
Here are the main points:
The changes are in respect of married couples:
Married/Civil Partnership with no children
Where someone dies intestate leaving a spouse/civil partner and no children, the Act now states that the entire residuary estate will pass absolutely to the surviving spouse or civil partner