Wills & Estate Planning

Many people wish to make gifts to charity in their Wills. Such gifts are exempt from inheritance tax and the government is currently considering an improvement to the relief.

The Charity Service is a registered charity so that a gift to The Charity Service in your Will will secure inheritance tax relief for the benefit of your estate. In making a gift to The Charity Service, you can leave a letter of wishes with your Will asking us to make payments after your death to other charities out of your gift to The Charity Service.

Your letter of wishes can be changed informally at any time and without incurring the expense of changing your Will. Your letter of wishes can also nominate others who, after your death, can ask for payments to be made out of your gift to such charities that they think you would have wished to benefit or to such charities which they wish to benefit in your memory.

The Charity Service already has established links with banks, investment specialists, accountants, lawyers and other professionals that could be called upon as required.

If you are interested or if you have any queries relating to your Will or estate planning please contact Lee Barker onĀ 0330 1330 780 or email Lee.barker@charityservice.org.uk