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Re: The Probate Tax is back

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Postby Bouleversee » March 13th, 2019, 8:09 pm

Thanks, PD. All I needed to see, though I can't say I understood about negative spending; more weasel words. However, Supreme Two is quite right to ask about it being debated. One would have thought it would have to be. I shall ask the chap at the Law Society I have exchanged the odd email with (and I do know one shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition).

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Re: The Probate Tax is back

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Postby monabri » March 13th, 2019, 8:28 pm

I signed the petition yesterday..very disappointed that less than 2000 signatures!

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Re: The Probate Tax is back

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Postby PinkDalek » March 13th, 2019, 8:41 pm

This petition, worded in the way I think is more apt, has only 15 votes:

Allow the House of Commons as a whole to debate increased probate fees
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/240925

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Re: The Probate Tax is back

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Postby Bouleversee » March 13th, 2019, 8:43 pm

monabri wrote:I signed the petition yesterday..very disappointed that less than 2000 signatures!


Yes, I noticed that and thought perhaps it had only just started, somewhat late in the day. I just clicked on it again and it says 1472 which I think is much the same as yesterday, which is odd as I forwarded the link to several people who were blissfully unaware of the increases and I know signed and I am sure there must have been several as a result of ST's post.

I forwarded PD's extracts to my MP and asked her if there would now be a debate.

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Re: The Probate Tax is back

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Postby Bouleversee » March 13th, 2019, 8:47 pm

PinkDalek wrote:This petition, worded in the way I think is more apt, has only 15 votes:

Allow the House of Commons as a whole to debate increased probate fees
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/240925


Except that the wording is incorrect in that the govt. have now acknowledged that it is a tax on capital so no longer appropriate.

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Re: The Probate Tax is back

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Postby PinkDalek » March 13th, 2019, 8:56 pm

Bouleversee wrote:
PinkDalek wrote:This petition, worded in the way I think is more apt, has only 15 votes:

Allow the House of Commons as a whole to debate increased probate fees
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/240925


Except that the wording is incorrect in that the govt. have now acknowledged that it is a tax on capital so no longer appropriate.


I’m not so sure a classification is the same as an acceptance of the issue. Will be interesting to see what your M.P. responds.

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Re: The Probate Tax is back

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Postby Bouleversee » March 13th, 2019, 9:17 pm

PinkDalek wrote:
Bouleversee wrote:
PinkDalek wrote:This petition, worded in the way I think is more apt, has only 15 votes:

Allow the House of Commons as a whole to debate increased probate fees
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/240925


Except that the wording is incorrect in that the govt. have now acknowledged that it is a tax on capital so no longer appropriate.


I’m not so sure a classification is the same as an acceptance of the issue. Will be interesting to see what your M.P. responds.


It will indeed, if I get one; also the Law Society chap. I admit I make the mistake of expecting things to be logical which regrettably is not always the case. I find it difficult to come up with a suitable wording for the motion in these circumstances. What would you suggest?

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Re: The Probate Tax is back

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Postby Bouleversee » March 14th, 2019, 7:02 pm

I received a letter from my MP this morning, saying she had raised my concerns, as well as her own, with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State.
"While she listened intently to what I had to say, I am afraid I do not know whether the points I raised will be addressed before the changes to probate fees comes into force in April. I hope improvements to the system are made before this date and I will keep you informed of any future update."

This follows previous corres. on the subject when it first came up some time ago which had elicited an unsatisfactory response from said Under Secy. via my MP to which I responded.

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Re: The Probate Tax is back

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Postby Bouleversee » March 17th, 2019, 8:52 am

I also forwarded to my MP the extract Supreme Two supplied re the probability of this being classified as tax and she is going to raise further queries in this connection.


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