Millions of people in Wales and England face a big increase in charges due after death, to raise an additional GBP250m for the courts support.
The Ministry of Justice wants a growth in probate charges to as much as GBP20,000 for these with the biggest locations.
At the second such charges are fixed at possibly 155.
The projected boost has been criticised as “huge” by someone of a Birmingham law firm.
Grant of probate provides the right to distribute the earnings of someone’s will to executors.
Under the brand new proposals, most people – including the less wealthy – will spend less.
Presently the payment is chargeable on any estate worth over GBP5,000. This threshold will grow , 000 to GBP50, and therefore 5-7% of estates will pay nothing.
Yet, anybody having an estate worth over GBP50,000 will pay considerably more.
Spend will those value between 000 GBP300, GBP50,000 and GBP300, with costs rising to a maximum of GBP20,000 for property worth a lot more than GBP2m.