Ministry of Justice confirms that the surprise general election means the Government’s plan to increase fees to as much as £20,000 would not be completed in time.

“The government has dropped plans to sharply increase probate fees before the election, raising the possibility that the proposals could be dropped altogether.

The controversial Ministry of Justice scheme to raise £300m a year extra on the fees by charging up to £20,000 for large estates was authorised by the justice secretary, Liz Truss.” The Guardian - Family Finances