Closed petition Probate Fees in England/Wales should remain a low flat fee covering admin costs.

A present a flat fee of £215 applies. From April 2019: Up to £50K: no charge.

£50K - £300K: £250. £300K - £500K: £750. £500K - £1m: £2,5K. The Min of Justice reckons 80% of estates won't pay more than £750. A rise of over £500! This is a stealth tax on death, not a fee to cover admin costs.

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Probate fees should not help fund courts & tribunal systems. The proposed hike is unjustified.

https://www.moneyobserver.com/news/probate-costs-could-hit-ps6000-banded-fees-confirmed

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/news/government-confirms-new-death-tax-will-see-estates-paying-3770pc/?li_source=LI&li_medium=li-recommendation-widget

https://www.accountancydaily.co/probate-fees-rise-ps6k-largest-estates

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/article-6356603/New-death-tax-hit-grieving-families.html

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