Stealth Death Tax

This week, ministers released plans to increase probate fees as of next April – a stealth tax that is unjustifiable. There will be older and vulnerable people with estates or properties that have grown in value over their lifetime, so the new system seems unfair. This tax targets bereaved families, asking them to pay up at a difficult time. Lakshmi Turner, Chief Executive of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) spoke with The Daily Mail in response to the news.