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Probate issues

A substantial increase in probate fees was planned for April 2019, but is still making its way through parliament, due to pressure of other business. The media has been quick to call this a new ‘death’ tax. Strictly speaking, however, this is an ‘enhanced fee’, rather than a tax. It would apply in England and Wales, not Scotland and Northern Ireland, which have their own procedures.

The change would replace the long-standing flat rate scheme, with its fixed fee of £155 for a solicitor’s application, or £215 for a personal application. The new rules would set fees depending on the size of the estate (before inheritance tax), with no discount for applications via a solicitor. Whilst estates worth less than £50,000 would be exempt, the change would have particular impact on higher value estates.

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