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10,000s owed refund of deputyship fees – how to claim

More than 80,000 people who have had deputies appointed for them by the Court of Protection are owed refunds of £240 on average – here's how to check who is owed

4 October 2019

Over £11 million paid out for Power of Attorney refunds so far – here's how to claim

Over £11 million has been paid out in over 180,000 refunds for Power of Attorney fees, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal - but this is only a fraction of the amount available to be claimed

15 November 2018

Government announces probate fees hike

The Government has announced changes to probate fees which means some will pay almost £6,000 more - but for estates worth less than £50,000 you won't pay anything at all

6 November 2018

Power of Attorney fee cut to £82

The fee for registering a Lasting Power of Attorney has dropped from £110 to £82, in a move the Government hopes will en

7 April 2017

Used a dodgy claims handler? Now the Legal Ombudsman can help

People who've used unscrupulous claims management companies (CMCs) can now take their complaints to the Legal Ombudsman

28 January 2015

Over 200 rogue claims firms shut down last year, Government says

The Government has stepped up action against claims management companies that fail to comply with industry standards

25 February 2014

Dodgy PPI claims firms face new Government crackdown

Rogue PPI reclaim firms will face bigger fines in future under Government plans

21 November 2013

Silent PPI calls to be probed by Ofcom

Silent and abandoned phone calls about PPI are being investigated by telecoms watchdog Ofcom

17 May 2013

Claims management firms face new clampdown

Claims management companies will have to agree all customer contracts in writing before taking a fee under new rules

8 April 2013

New laws will regulate bailiffs

Bailiffs will be policed under new laws to 'clean up' the industry and protect vulnerable debtors, says the MoJ

25 January 2013

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