Archive: December 2018

Probate Fees to Return

18th December 2018

Probate fees are set to be re-introduced in April 2019 after they were first proposed in 2017. This will see a considerable increase in probate application fees for higher-value estates. The breakdown below summarises the new charges for probate applications: Many view this introduction as a ‘back-door’ tax, which... read more

Posted in: Estate Planning

Brexit – Anything is Possible

10th December 2018

The political cyclone of Brexit reaches another supposedly climactic point this Tuesday. At 7pm GMT, the House of Commons is due to vote on the EU Withdrawal Agreement, and Political Declaration agreed by the EU and UK Prime Minister May in November. The omens do not look good for her;... read more

Posted in: News

The cost of a funeral

3rd December 2018

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently released a report detailing the inflation in price for funeral and crematoria services – an inflation that has been labelled ‘unjustified.’ Below is a summary of the key figures the CMA have identified, along with potential factors to look out for... read more

Posted in: Estate Planning