Archive: March 17, 2017

Probate Fees Set To Rise

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The Government has confirmed that it plans to proceed with proposals to make changes to probate fees in England and Wales. This will see the fee payable on making an application for probate changing from being a flat fee to a banded system where the fee is dependent on the value of the estate. This is likely to result in a significant increase in the fee payable for a large…

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Budget 2017

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Chancellor, Philip Hammond delivered his first budget speech today. Key measures include: Business Rates – £1,000.00 discount for pubs with rateable value of less than £100,000.00. £50.00 per month cap on increases for small businesses no longer eligible for small business relief. £300 million discretionary fund. National Insurance – Class 4 contributions to increase to 10% in April 2018 and 11% in 2019. Class 2 contributions to be abolished in…

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