Leave a gift in your Will Making a Will is the best way to ensure that your family and friends have what they need when you can longer be there for them. It is the only way to ensure that your money and assets will be shared according to your wishes. Why leave a gift to charity? Recent changes in law mean that if your net estate is worth over £325,000 when you die, Inheritance Tax will be due. Since 6 April 2012, however, if you leave 10% of your estate to charity, the tax due may be paid at a reduced rate of 36% instead of 40%. In addition, any residual part of a private pension at death is subject to tax at 55%. However, payments made from the pension ‘pot’ to a registered charity are exempt. If this is applicable to you, and you wish to leave a gift to charity, it might be more tax-efficient to do so out of residual pension funds rather than from your estate. You could reduce Inheritance Tax liability to 40% rather than 55%. Why leave a gift to Longfield? We care for people with any life-limiting illness including cancer, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease and Multiple Sclerosis, and end stage organ failure such as heart disease and respiratory disease. More than 80% of our funding comes from the support of the community and that includes gifts from legacies. Legacies have helped us to build our services to the level we operate and introduce new, vital services such as Hospice at Home. Each year Longfield sees an increase in the number of people we support. Legacies enable us to develop our services continually to support the ongoing needs of these patients, their families and carers. We want to be here in the future, to care for and support families throughout Gloucestershire, but we cannot do all of this and more without you. How do I make sure my gift will go directly to Longfield? All you need to do is give your solicitor our charity name, registered office address and registered charity number: Longfield, Burleigh Lane, Minchinhampton GL5 2PQ Registered charity number: 298627 If you would like more information about leaving a gift in your will, or would like to inform us that you have already included Longfield in your Will please contact us.Or, download our legacy leaflet.