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‘Plusnet hadn’t a clue’: how to make registering a death with companies less stressful

‘Plusnet hadn’t a clue’: how to make registering a death with companies less stressful

Closing someone's broadband, utility and mobile accounts after they've died can be stressful, but there are ways to make the process run more smoothly.

Banks failing bereaved families as coronavirus hits services

Banks failing bereaved families as coronavirus hits services

Grieving relatives face an uphill battle trying to close the bank accounts of deceased customers, Which? research has found.

Shopping around for legal advice could save you more than £2,000

Shopping around for legal advice could save you more than £2,000

The price of legal services such as conveyancing, getting a grant of probate, making a will and divorce varies across England and Wales. Here's how to save.

Nearly 22,000 Lasting Powers of Attorney rejected: five tips to ensure you register one that works

Nearly 22,000 Lasting Powers of Attorney rejected: five tips to ensure you register one that works

With Lasting Power of Attorney applications likely to increase with the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, here's how to avoid your LPA being rejected or not working.

Over 4,500 people got an inheritance tax refund last year – could you?

Over 4,500 people got an inheritance tax refund last year – could you?

Find out whether you've paid too much inheritance tax to HMRC after the sale of an inherited property, and how to make a claim

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

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

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.

Are the inheritance tax rules about 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

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

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.

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