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Probate fees hike scrapped: deceased estates avoid bills of up to £6,000

Probate fees hike scrapped: deceased estates avoid bills of up to £6,000

Bereaved families no longer face the prospect of a hefty bill for probate applications, with the government announcing a planned fee rise will not go ahead.

Ask an expert: ‘Why is my late mother’s bank asking for probate when her estate was so small?’

Ask an expert: ‘Why is my late mother’s bank asking for probate when her estate was so small?’

Every week, Which?’s money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. I’m trying to sort out my...

Probate fees hike put on hold

Probate fees hike put on hold

Plans to overhaul probate fees have been put on ice ahead of the snap general election. The government had planned to switch the flat-rate £215 probate application fee to a sliding...

Probate fees set to rocket for larger estates

Probate fees set to rocket for larger estates

The cost of administering a deceased person’s estate in England and Wales could soar to up to £20,000 in May, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed.   Subject to parliamentary...

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