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See Practice Note: Entitlement on an intestacy, which explains that, where the deceased died after 30 September 2014 leaving a surviving spouse or civil partner and, in accordance with section 1 of the Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Act 2014 the net estate exceeds the amount of the fixed net sum (£250,000 as at 1 October 2014), the surviving spouse or civil partner is entitled to personal chattels and the fixed net sum free of inheritance tax and costs, with simple interest from date of death. Half of the remainder of the estate is held on trust absolutely for the surviving spouse/civil partner. The other half of the remainder is held on the statutory trusts for the deceased's issue.
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Produced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice.This Practice Note summarises the rules and guidance in relation to parties who are, or may be presumed to be, acting in concert for the purposes of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the Code). In particular the
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