From April 2019, some estates in England and Wales could be required to pay almost £6,000 for a service that currently costs less than 4% of that amount.

This is because of a proposed change to the fees families must pay to administer the estate of someone who has died.

Instead of the current flat rate, the proposed system sets fees on a sliding scale based on the value of the estate. Read our article to see the proposed new fees and understand the probate process.

Probate can be a lengthy and often complicated process, however appointing a professional to act on your behalf can make this process easier and save you a lot of money, particularly as regards inheritance tax.

That’s where we come in. We are expanding the services we can provide to include probate services. We will have more details to share with you on this very shortly.