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Martin Lewis: Do you have a Power of Attorney? It's crucial protection – not just for the elderly – and more important than a will

Do you have a Power of Attorney? founder Martin Lewis explains how this crucial protection works, why it's more important than a will, and how to get one in the latest episode of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

28 November 2023

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

'I've got something unpleasant to tell you'

Protect yourself and loved ones from the 3Ds - Death, Divorce & Dementia

14 October 2016

It takes two... 15 MoneySaving tips for couples

Better together? 15 top MoneySaving tips for couples

15 March 2016