Write to your MP regarding the probate stealth tax
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The government is proposing to hike probate fees from a current flat fee of £215 (or £155 if done by a solicitor) to a sliding scale of fees ranging from £250 to £6,000 depending on the value of the estate.
We believe the dramatic increase in fees amounts to a stealth tax. The fee increase is disproportionate, and it is unfair to expect the bereaved to fund or subsidise other parts of the court and tribunal service, particularly in circumstances where they have no other options but to use the probate service.
Write to your MP today and ask them to oppose these reforms.