Probate fees

I lobbied the government against the proposed increase in probate fees. I was pleased to learn yesterday that they are not proceeding with this increase in the present Parliament. I hope they do not reappear in the Manifesto.

This entry was posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. Chris
    Posted April 21, 2017 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Thank you for your efforts. It was nothing other than a tax, and was a shoddy attempt in my view to present it as a simple cost for a service. Voters are not stupid, and if there is another attempt to introduce it in the manifesto it will lose Conservatives precious votes.

  2. alan jutson
    Posted April 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Pleased about the stay of execution for the “Death Tax” because that is what it was going to be.

    I hope it will not reappear under a different label during the next Parliament.

    Thank you for contesting this attempt at deception.

    I hope you will continue to do so if it is raised as a suggestion in the future.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


  • About John Redwood

    John Redwood won a free place at Kent College, Canterbury, He graduated from Magdalen College Oxford, has a DPhil and is a fellow of All Souls College. A businessman by background, he has been a director of NM Rothschild merchant bank and chairman of a quoted industrial PLC.

  • John’s Books

  • Email Alerts

    You can sign up to receive John's blog posts by e-mail by entering your e-mail address in the box below.

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

    The e-mail service is powered by Google's FeedBurner service. Your information is not shared.

  • Map of Visitors

    Locations of visitors to this page