If you leave something to charity in your will, then it won't count towards the total taxable value of your estate. You can also cut the Inheritance Tax rate on the rest of your estate from 40% to 36%, if you leave at least 10% of your 'net estate' to a charity.
A disaster clause in a Will is also a good time to consider a charity.
This would be where you and your partner died together with all of your children and have no Grandchildren to leave your estate to for example.
If parents and siblings are well catered for then this may be a good opportunity to help a charity. Some of the charities that we support are listed below:
About the British Liver Trust
By leaving a gift in your Will to the British Liver Trust, you could play a vital role in life saving research and early detection of liver disease in the future.
There are many causes of liver disease, which many people are unaware is the third largest killer of the under 65s in the UK. The British Liver Trust provides vital support for thousands of people a year who are struggling with the discomfort, pain, anxiety and depression caused by liver disease. The charity also works hard to improve early detection and invests in research, so that more lives can be saved.
Registered charity no 298858 in England and Wales, SC042140 in Scotland
6 Dean Park Crescent, Bournemouth BH1 1HL
Jane's story - British Liver Trust
I was 20 years old and living a normal life. My partner and I had set our wedding date for Sept 1989. I became ill with weight loss, jaundice, pale stools and dark urine.
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