Released 10 July 2021
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is consulting on a proposal to charge a single fixed fee for all grants of probate in England and Wales, whether the application is submitted by a professional or lay person.
This consultation proposes to align the fees for professional and non-professional applicants of probate into a single fee of £273. This fee reflects the costs to Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) of providing the service and would not generate a profit for the government.
The consultation runs until 23 September 2021.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/aligning-the-fees-for-grants-of-probate-to-cost-recovery.