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.

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  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.

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