Catch 22 - The Inheritance Tax “v” Probate conundrum
8th Oct 2019
You have an Inheritance Tax (IHT) bill to pay but you need your bequeathed inheritance to pay it. Before you can receive your Inheritance you need “grant of probate” - you can't get a full…
Brexit & Probate - No news one way or another
26th May 2019
With Brexit dominating every spare minute in parliament at the moment, no one has been too concerned that the proposed Probate fee increase, scheduled for enforcement in April, has been delayed. Following Mays “mini” reshuffle…
Bereaved Families can expect to pay more in Probate fees from April 2019.
1st Mar 2019
PROBATE FEE INCREASE Next month (April 2019) anyone applying for probate in England and Wales may be subject to a new banded fee structure. In the UK when someone dies their assets are frozen until…
Digital meets Probate
28th Jan 2019
Online Probate application service launches across England & Wales Finally, the antiquated cogs of HM courts seem to be edging gently towards the 21st Century this month with the launch of a digital service allowing…
Extortionate new “stealth tax” announced in the form of probate fees.
6th Nov 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Extortionate new “stealth tax” announced in the form of probate fees. Last night the Ministry of Justice unveiled plans to change the way probate is charged which could see relatives paying as much…