Aidan Grant: Probate fees - will deathbed planning come back to life?

Ways to mitigate April’s increases

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Aidan Grant: "Arguably one of the biggest issues the increase throws up is the catch-22 of how executors will fund these new fees."
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Aidan Grant: "Arguably one of the biggest issues the increase throws up is the catch-22 of how executors will fund these new fees."

The prospect of Brexit has not impeded the government's plans for a hike in probate fees and so, writes Aidan Grant, advisers need to consider how clients could be affected and where savings might be made

In recent months, despite the parliamentary timetable being filled with Brexit discussions, the government has persevered with the introduction of a sharp hike in the probate fees on larger estates, which...

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