The mooted significant increase in probate fees has yet to materialise.
The significant increase in probate fees, at the time of writing, has still not progressed. As a reminder probate registries won’t normally accept an application for probate until HMRC has confirmed that it has processed the inheritance tax account.
However, while the process for introducing the new fee structure is ongoing, probate registries will accept applications for probate before the account has been processed by HMRC. The application must include a note to say that the appropriate inheritance tax forms will follow shortly.