Search
  • The Editor

Tax on grieving families

Government Plans to increase probate fees have narrowly been approved following a House of Commons Delegated Legislation Committee vote. The Statutory Instrument will now be put before the House of Commons, where it is likely to be approved.

It is proposed that probate fees will increase from the current flat figure of £215 (or £155 if done by a solicitor) to a sliding scale of fees rising to as much as £6,000 for estates valued at more than £2m.

The actual date of implementation has not yet been confirmed.

Serious concerns have been raised in the industry since the fees bear no correlation with the actual cost of providing the court service.

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Wednesday Update

Wednesday 27th May 2020 Update COVID - 19 We have recently reviewed our policies and practices regarding Coronavirus and Meetings. We have concluded that in the interests of safety and wellness, we wi

COVID-19 UPDATE

"We live in times not seen before..." We appreciate that recent events regarding coronavirus are, and will continue to be, unsettling for some time as we all face the challenge of staying at home, mak