Law firm April King introduces surprise fee to store thousands of wills - we explain your rights, plus free or cheap alternatives
Thousands of people whose wills were written and held by law firm April King Legal have been told they'll now have to pay for the privilege. How much you'll be charged depends on the option you pick, but it could be as much as £72 a year or a one-off £125 upon death.
27 October 2022
Probate fees rise 76% for many bereaved families after Government introduces £273 flat fee
Bereaved families now face a hefty rise in probate fees as the Government has now scrapped the old two-tier system. All applicants face the same flat fee charge of £273 after changes to the scheme came into place this week (26 January).
27 January 2022
Couples able to pass on £950,000 tax-free as inheritance threshold to rise
Parents and grandparents passing on their home will be able to leave up to £950,000 tax-free from the start of the 2019/20 tax year
2 April 2019
Probate fee hike ditched by Government - but plan could be revisited after election
Proposals to drastically raise probate charges have been ditched - however the controversial plans could resurface
21 April 2017
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
Probate fees set to skyrocket from next month, despite parliamentary challenge
The cost of sorting out someone's property, money and possessions after they've died are set to increase by up to £20k
6 April 2017
Bereavement changes leave future widowed parents with less support
Future widowed parents of young children could miss out on £1,000s once changes to a Government scheme are rolled out
30 January 2017
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14 October 2016
It takes two... 15 MoneySaving tips for couples
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15 March 2016
Over-50s MoneySaving tips - take up arms and cut your costs
Like Kylie or Clooney, some things just get better with age. Sadly, your finances aren't always one of them
22 April 2015
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E.on Next to cut winter bills by up to 50% for some customers on low incomes – here's what's happening2 October 2023E.on Next is launching a new support scheme for some of its existing customers on low incomes or with medical needs.
EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'29 September 2023EDF Energy will cut bills by £30 for some 260,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter.
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26 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
26 September 2023
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