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Change to intestacy provisions - England and Wales

The amount a surviving spouse or civil partner inherits under the England and Wales intestacy rules (when there are children) is increasing slightly from next month.

A statutory instrument, Administration of Estates Act 1925 (Fixed Net Sum) Order 2020, has been laid which increases the net sum that a surviving spouse or civil partner is entitled to receive if a person dies intestate leaving “issue”. The change is applicable in England and Wales.

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