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The proposal to increase probate fees is dropped

on Oct 23, 2019 10:02:04 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Probate Fees Tax Probate Delays
On Monday 14th October the Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland, announced that the proposal to dramatically increase probate fees will be withdrawn after months of awaiting parliamentary approval.
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Government Urged to Use Tax to Over Soaring Funeral Costs

on May 30, 2014 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Blog Estate Planning Funeral Tax
The average cost of a funeral or cremation has soared 80% in the past ten years to around £3,456 and the current government relief is not sufficient to cover this bill.
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Inheritance Law Changes Mean Parents May Be Forced to Rewrite Wills

on Mar 25, 2013 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Blog Estate Planning Tax Trusts
Many parents may have to redraft their wills to protect their children's future under proposed inheritance legislation changes, the Law Society has cautioned.
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Council Tax Hike to Hit Beneficiaries of Empty Homes

on Feb 21, 2013 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Estate Administration Blog Tax
Starting from 1 April 2013, some local authorities are planning to raise the council tax on empty homes, which will affect beneficiaries who are struggling to sell the properties of their late relatives.
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