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Probate fee hikes of up to £6,000 ARE a tax, official statistics say despite government claiming otherwise

The overhaul of probate fees has caused fresh controversy after the new fee structure was referred to as a tax by the government in a new report, despite ministers saying it wasn’t last year.

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Deal of the week: Get a free will written for you in March

March is free wills month, when people in the UK over the age of 55 have the opportunity to have a simple will written or updated for free.

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Common inheritance disputes revealed: millions of Brits prepared to contest loved ones' wills in court

Millions of Brits would be prepared to contest a loved one's will if they were unhappy with it, new research reveals.

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Santander fined £32.8 million for failing to pass on inheritances worth tens of millions of pounds to bereaved families

Bereaved families were deprived of tens of millions of pounds left to them by their loved ones due to systemic failings at Santander bank, it has been revealed. 

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Unjustified funeral price hikes for vulnerable people trigger 'major' funeral market probe

The competition watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says consumers have been subject to above-inflation price hikes for over a decade.

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Your shout: "Moneywise saved me over £150 on my LPAs"

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers. Here are the best of September 2018

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Disinheritance: the dos and don'ts of cutting someone out of your will

With more and more legal disputes over wills, you need to make sure your instructions are watertight if you would prefer not to leave your kids a windfall

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Co-op launches new direct cremation service

Co-op Funeralcare has announced the launch of a new direct cremation service that slashes funeral costs for people who do not want a traditional send off.

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Why a Lasting Power of Attorney is still the answer

Denzil Lush, until recently the most senior judge in the UK Court of Protection, stated that despite there being 2.5 million Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) agreements in place, in England and Wales, he would never sign one...

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Get your will written for free in March

Over 55s can have their will written for free during March as part of the ‘Free Wills Month’ campaign.

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