Dawn Joughin: New probate fee proposals - more harm than good?

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Dawn Joughin: "The new figures may be different, but the proposed charges still bear no relation to probate cost – they remain a form of taxation."
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Dawn Joughin: "The new figures may be different, but the proposed charges still bear no relation to probate cost – they remain a form of taxation."

Having shelved controversial plans to raise probate fees last year, the government has returned with a new set of proposals though, argues Dawn Joughin, it is hard to see how it has countered the original objection of unfairness

In April 2017, the government abandoned its controversial plan to hike probate fees, through which the Ministry of Justice had been projected to raise an additional £300m a year to fund the courts and...

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