Last year we mentioned there was an attempt to increase probate fees. The fee structure was due to change to a tiered structure based on estate value from 1 April 2019. However, a week before the change was due to be implemented, it was announced that the plan to increase would not be going ahead this year and the proposed changes were abolished.
Instead, individuals in England and Wales will continue to pay the fee of £215 for personal applications and where applications are made by accountants on their behalf, the fee of £155.
Probate fees will be reviewed as part of the annual charges assessment in civil and family courts.