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Turning probate fees into a stealth tax looks like profiteering on the bereaved

Recent news that the Ministry of Justice is set to increase probate fees by as much as 9,200% in May 2017 has provoked reactions ranging from consternation to outrage. Once implemented, the change will see executors of an estate worth £600,000 being charged £4,000 for a grant of probate. Compare this to the flat fee …

Deadline to claim back wrongly paid care home fees

Have you been paying care home fees in Wales? Don’t miss your chance to get a refund! Contrary to common knowledge, residents and family members of those in care homes are not necessarily obliged to pay the fees out of their own pockets. Rather, your relative may be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, a package …

Nurse Struck Off for Posting Residents’ Kissing Video on Snapchat

These days, nobody gets away with providing sub-standard care to the elderly and the vulnerable. Anyone who is discovered abusing their position of trust in this context faces immediate disciplinary action with the likely result of never being allowed to work in care again. This is exactly what has happened to one nurse, Paris Roberts, …