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Wills & Trusts Archive - April 2017

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Planned probate fee hike dropped ahead of snap election

A controversial probate fee rise which would see bereaved families shelling out as much as £20,000 before they could inherit has been halted ahead of the June general election. The proposed changes would raise the administrative fees, which have to be paid before the estate of a deceased person can be administered, from a fixed cost of... Read More

Planned probate fee hike halted ahead of snap election

A controversial probate fee rise which would see bereaved families shelling out as much as £20,000 before they could inherit has been halted ahead of the general election in June. The proposed changes would raise the administrative fees, which have to be paid before the estate of a deceased person can be administered, from a fixed cost of £155... Read More

Report suggests Lord Chancellor lacks authority to go ahead with 'stealth tax' probate fee hike

A new report published by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments has suggested that a new Government plan to raise £300m by hiking up probate fees is beyond the authority of the Ministry of Justice. The reforms of the current regime of fixed fees for non-contentious probate applications due to come in next month, will see the see the... Read More
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