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Probate fees hike from April 2019: will you face a bill for thousands?

Families could be hit with huge bills after a loved one passes away after a shake-up to probate fees. Which? explains the new fees and how much you'll pay.


Online probate application system launches

People administering estates can now apply for the necessary paperwork from home, with HM Courts & Tribunals (HMCTS) new online probate service.

IHT to be overhauled?

Are the inheritance tax rules about to be overhauled?

The number of people forced to calculate and submit complex inheritance tax (IHT) forms could be slashed after the Office of Tax Simplification recommended a series of changes to simplify and...

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Probate fees shake-up to send costs soaring for large estates

A reform of probate fees announced by the Ministry of Justice will see costs for the wealthiest estates rise by thousands of pounds from April 2019.

New service notifies banks of a loved one’s death with a single click

If you're dealing with a loved one's estate, a new service allows you to notify six financial institutions in one go. Which? explains how it works.

Are you financially prepared for death?

Britons are woefully underprepared when it comes to leaving their finances in order on their death, one of the UK’s biggest insurers has revealed.  Royal London – which boasts former...

Have you forgotten these 5 assets in your will?

If a frequent flyer dies without bequeathing their air miles, their estate could miss out on thousands of pounds in value, according to recent reports in The Telegraph. But air...

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Probate fees hike put on hold

Plans to overhaul probate fees have been put on ice ahead of the snap general election. The government had planned to switch the flat-rate £215 probate application fee to a sliding...

Probate costs will rise to over £1,000 for thousands

Probate fees set to rocket for larger estates

The cost of administering a deceased person’s estate in England and Wales could soar to up to £20,000 in May, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed.   Subject to parliamentary...

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