My mother died a month ago and apart from the family home which is in both their names, and which is to go to my father, she left some money in the credit union, and had nominated my father as the beneficiary of the account. My father has now been advised by the credit union that he has to go to a solicitor in order to get her money. He said they mentioned thresholds etc... but as he was taken aback by the fact that he had to go to a solicitor he didn't hear half of what was said!. Can any one advise me on the threshold for inheriting money for next of kin, at what threshold is CGT or income tax payable. Also, can I ask if I have to bring him to a solicitor as the cu is the only money left (and he's nominated for this)?