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Important Announcement for changes to Probate Application Fees – APRIL 2019

The Government have approved the increase of the application fees for Probate from April 2019. The new legislation will raise the estate value threshold from £5,000 to £50,000 which will exclude around 25,000 estates from probate fees altogether

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 …
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