Probate fees could increase despite delays, accountancy firm warns

News Team, 20/07/2021

A government consultation could see probate fees increase despite continued delays caused by mistakes made by the Probate Registry, accountancy firm Kreston Reeves has warned.

The Ministry of Justice proposes to increase probate fees from £155 for probate professionals and £215 for individuals to a flat rate of £273 for all applicants.

The UK government has said it costs HM Courts & Tribunals Service more to process probate applications than it receives in fees, meaning taxpayers subsidise the processing of probate applications.

The increased fee is expected to raise between £23 million and £25 millio...

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