The proposed increase in Probate Registry fees has become a casualty of the Prime Minister’s decison to call a general election on 8 June. The Ministry of Justice is quoted as saying that there is not enough time to get the necessary legislation through Parliament before Parliament is dissolved.

While it is good news for the time being that the fee increase (called a “death tax” by the press) is not going ahead, do not assume that it has been abandoned for good. It could well be re-introduced after the election.