Govt U-turns on 'unpalatable' probate fee legislation in run-up to election

Labelled a ‘stealth tax’

Victoria McKeever
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Govt U-turns on 'unpalatable' probate fee legislation in run-up to election

The government has U-turned on its controversial probate fee legislation, which industry commentators had labelled a 'stealth tax'.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) U-turned on the proposed legislation on Thursday, saying there was not enough time for it to go through Parliament before the General Election on 8 June. Put forward by...

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