This Blog will be updated with developments on the Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 2018 as they occur. Background and details on the proposals, including the fee structure, can be found here. 10 May 2019: What’s happening with the Probate Fees order? 7 February 2019: A House of Commons Delegated Legislation Committee has voted 9 to… Read More England & Wales probate fees: an update
UPDATE 07/12/2018 The Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments’ full report (PDF) has now been published and includes the following conclusion: The Committee draws the special attention of both Houses to this draft Order on the grounds that, if it is approved and made, there will be a doubt whether it is intra vires, and that… Read More Committee draws probate fees legislation to UK parliament’s special attention
Update 13 Nov: Please see the Statutory Instrument timeframe below. Original blog: The UK government has re-introduced proposals to fund the courts service via charging higher probate fees. The proposals emerged late yesterday (5 Nov 18), a week after the budget. While the headline charges are less extortionate than were proposed last year, for an estate… Read More The death tax returns
The government’s threat to radically increase probate fees next month (Probate fee rise ‘a new tax on bereaved families’) may be receding, following a meeting of the House of Commons Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments on 29 March. Using some very welcome common sense, the committee raises the issue (para 1.12) that it is a… Read More Probate fees – will common sense prevail?