Ministry of Justice scraps plans to increase probate fees

April 21, 2017

Responding to reports this morning that the Ministry of Justice will no longer press ahead with proposed increases in probate fees, ILM has released the following statement:

“We welcome this news. Had the proposed changes come into effect next month, as planned, the income charities receive from legacies would have decreased by an estimated £18 million per year.

“Our members – along with donors, executors, solicitors and charities – were overwhelmingly against the proposals. We now seek reassurance from the Ministry of Justice that the proposals are scrapped for good, and not simply put on hold in the lead-up to the General Election.”

By Sonya Dallat

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