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Ministers press ahead with probate fee shake-up - reports BBC News

A recent BBC news article reports that costs to bereaved families for the settlement of the estates of deceased relatives could increase as a result of Government plans to move forward on the introduction of a sliding scale of fees linked to an estate’s value.

At present, most people pay a flat fee of £155 for a court order to give executors the legal authority to administer the assets in an estate but the proposed scale of fees could range in charges from £250 to a maximum of £6,000. Read the full BBC article here 

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