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The Revenue’s new death tax cash cow

It all began a year ago when the government asked for comments on its proposals to increase the probate fees payable by higher value estates, from a flat fee to a banded fee.

Why would a government with so much on its plate seek to rework a system which has stood for the best part of 20 years? To Read more on why the government needs to think again on proposed changes to probate fees, head to Spear's Wealth Management Magazine.

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