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Change in Inheritance Tax laws encourages charitable giving – Daily Telegraph

“Inheritance tax laws will be changed to encourage people to donate at least part of their estates to charity as part of the Coalition’s ‘Big Society’ initiative.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2011

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Move to change inheritance law – The Guardian

“An attempt will be made this week to change the law so that elderly siblings who have lived together for many years are subject to the same inheritance tax laws as married couples and civil partners.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2008

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Sisters lose European tax battle – BBC News

“Two elderly British sisters have lost their final battle to avoid paying a massive inheritance tax bill.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2008

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Inheritance tax “snaring 135 homes a day” – Daily Telegraph

“More than 135 homes a day will be trapped in the inheritance tax net over the next year, according to research by Britain’s biggest mortgage lender.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th September 2007

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Taxman to question families over gifts that beat death tax – The Times

“The taxman has begun a crackdown on people who try to avoid the burden of inheritance tax by making gifts to friends or relatives before they die.”

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The Times, 21st September 2007

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Why inheritance tax is an unjust burden – The Times

“The legality of inheritance tax is under challenge. Last week Joyce Burden, 89, and her sister, Sybil, 81, lodged a last-ditch appeal in Strasbourg over the rule that each will have to pay inheritance tax on the home they jointly own near Marlborough, Wiltshire, because they cannot have the same exemptions given to married or gay couples in civil partnerships.”

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The Times, 18th September 2007

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Sisters claim tax rules give better rights to lesbians – The Times

“Two sisters in their eighties who claim that the law treats them less favourably than if they were a lesbian couple are to challenge Britain’s inheritance tax rules in Europe today.”

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The Times, 12th September 2007

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