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Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election

Controversial plans to raise the legal fees payable after death are to be scrapped ahead of the general election. Probate fees had been due to rise from £155 or £215 to up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales from May. The Ministry of Justice said there was now not enough time for the legislation – dubbed a “stealth death tax” by critics – to go through Parliament. A senior Conservative declined to say if the scheme would be brought back if the prime minister was re-elected. Probate ...

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Clawson: Wake scrapped plans after finding leak

10:59 AM ET ESPN.com news services Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson says the Demon Deacons had to adjust the game plan for their November matchup with Louisville after the school realized documents containing specific formations were found inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. “We knew we had been compromised, and as a result, a lot of those things that we had prepared we couldn’t run because we knew they had it,” Clawson told ESPN’s Mike & Mike on Friday. The news that a former Wake Forest player, coach and radio broadcaster ...

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State pension triple-lock should be scrapped, say MPs

The “triple-lock” on state pensions – which has protected the incomes of the older generation since 2010 – should be scrapped, a committee of MPs has said. The triple-lock guarantees that pensions rise by the same as average earnings, the consumer prices index or 2.5%, whichever is the highest. But MPs on the Work and Pensions Committee say that continuing with it would be “unfair and unsustainable”. The government said it was committed to the triple-lock until 2020 at least. As a result of the policy, the state pension has ...

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'£200m loss' after tax disc scrapped

The amount of vehicle excise duty collected from motorists fell by more than £200m in the six months after the tax disc was abolished, figures show. The data, obtained by the Financial Times, showed £2.7bn was collected in the six months after an online system was introduced in October 2014. Critics had warned the change would lead to confusion among motorists. The National Audit Office said the change had likely caused “an initial increase” in non-payment. But it added that “overall non-compliance remains very low”. The figures obtained from the ...

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