News / 2020 Archive

26 Mar 2020

Our Service to You during the Covid-19 lockdown

As you all know we have been advised to stay at home and do our best to keep everyone safe.

We wish to provide the best service we can to our clients during these times, and I would like you to know how we have planned to continue working on your behalf, adapted, to the current situation.

04 Feb 2020

Probate fee hike finally scrapped

In 2017 we first heard that the £215 flat probate fee for all estates over £5,000 was to be dramatically increased.

Initially this was going to be as high as £20,000 for estates worth over £2 million, a 9,200 percent increase. The proposed fees were then lowered, with tiered fees of between £250 and £5,000 depending upon the estates value.

24 Jan 2020

Workplace Pensions Shortfall

Its been calculated by Aegon that if a 22 year old has the prescribed personal and employer contributions paid in to their workplace pension scheme from now until retirement, they will have £106,500 less in their pension pots than they need to live as they are accustomed to.