Probate fee changes – an election casualty few will mourn

Probate fee

The election has put a stop to planned increases in probate fees for England and Wales. Once a general election is called, there is usually a period known in parliamentary jargon as a ‘wash up’, during which outstanding legislation is passed, modified and passed or simply killed off, all in a matter of days. Unsurprisingly…

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State pension – not quite what was advertised…

The UK basic state pension is proving to be not quite what was expected says a report

Most people reaching state pension age today are receiving less than the new state pension, according to a report in the Sunday Times.   A Freedom of Information (FoI) request from the Sunday Times revealed an interesting fact about the new state pension, which started life just over a year ago on 6 April 2016. The…

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