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Legacy and in-memory giving set to double by 2045

on Feb 11, 2020 12:59:21 PM By | Kings Court Trust | Charity Legacy legacy Foresight Wills
The number of gifts left to charities in Wills each year is set to increase from 120,000 to 200,000 by 2045, reaching a value of £10 billion. This is due to various factors including increases in deaths, more individuals leaving behind Wills and a higher proportion of people leaving gifts in their Will, according to a report by Legacy Foresight.
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Legacy income boost for charities

Recent statistics have highlighted that the UK is becoming more generous in the amounts they leave to charity. However, what may be surprising is that we are leaving more inheritance to animal charities than those that protect our children!
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Charities win landmark legal battle over 'death bed gift'

Two animal charities, Redwings Horse Sanctuary and Chilterns Dog Rescue Society, have successfully overturned a High Court decision in a landmark legal case impacting on the use of ‘death bed gifts’.
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