Government presses ahead with probate fees "death tax"

Jenny Cutts

Jenny Cutts

Professionals have campaigned against the illegal nature of the proposals and the House of Lords Committee criticised them as an abuse of the government's fee-levying powers.

A parliamentary petition to have the proposals fully debated in the House of Commons is under way.

Although it looks as if the proposals will be voted in by the Commons it will not be without controversy and could be subject to further examination.

Jenny Cutts is a partner at Wedlake Bell LLP