Probate charges set to increase

Affluent families in England and Wales face paying probate charges of up to £6,000 from April 2019 after ministers confirmed it as a fee rather than a tax. Families currently pay a flat fee of up to £215 to obtain the grant of probate needed in England and Wales to...

Spring Statement date announced

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced the date for the Spring Statement, on 13 March 2019. With the event taking place just 17 days before the UK's planned departure date from the EU on 29 March, it is possible it could be upgraded to include major policy...

Cyber-security measures to protect businesses

The Government has stepped up efforts to protect businesses against cyber-security threats, by investing in secure hardware design. While most businesses are reliant on digital technology and online services, the Government claims more than 40% have experienced a...