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07th September 2020

Remember a Charity Week

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We are used to making charitable donations during our lifetime. A pound here, a few pounds there – all for a good cause. There are numerous ways of giving to charity. However, only a few of us leave a gift to charity in our Will. Remember a Charity Week is an opportunity for all of us to take a moment to consider leaving a gift to charity in our Will, after looking after our family and friends. 

Hauke Harrack, TEP, a senior solicitor in Hewitsons’ Private Wealth team, comments: “Charities rely on both regular donations and legacies in Wills to be able to continue their work. Even a small gift can make a huge difference. Both types of gifts are free of Inheritance Tax. Lifetime gifts can also provide higher rate Income Tax relief on the donation. For larger sums, a particular Inheritance Tax relief can mean it is more tax advantageous for the donor to leave money to charity in their Will, instead of making a lifetime gift – especially if all the gift is in the Will of the second spouse to die.”

For further details on how you can remember a charity in your Will, speak to a qualified solicitor.

Download our Tax Efficient Giving to Charity information sheet which explains in more detail how you can benefit a charity.

Please click here if you would like Hewitsons to provide a fee estimate for preparing your Will.

See our Wills and LPA services page for more information or click below to e-mail:-

Hauke Harrack
Chloe Harbutt
Carolyn Bagley
(Milton Keynes)

Hewitsons are proud Campaign Supporters of Remember A Charity in your Will.