Are you a registered charity, I can’t find you on the Charity Commission website?
The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) was designated an exempt charity under the Exempt Charities Order 1962. The ICR derives its status from being part of the University of London which has a Royal Charter and falls within the purview of the Privy Council (not the Charity Commissioners). Exempt charities are precluded from also being registered charities by the Charities Act 1993 and these do not have a registered number. The ICR’s Exempt Reference number is: x90004.
Who should write my Will?
There are a number of options available but we always recommend using a professional to make sure that all the legal formalities are adhered to and your Will is valid.
- Solicitor: The Law Society will be able to provide you with details of local solicitors.
More information www.lawsociety.org.uk or call 0300 555 033.
- Professional Will Writer: The Institute of Professional Will Writers will put you in touch with one of its members in your area.
More information www.ipw.org.uk
- DIY Will Kit: Although perceived to be a cheaper option it is very easy to make technical errors using this method. Those errors could lead to costly disputes or could even invalidate your Will.
I’m the executor of an estate that includes a legacy for The Institute of Cancer Research. Who should I contact?
If you are administering an estate that includes a legacy for the ICR please call our Legacy officer as soon as possible on 020 7153 5251. Different types of gifts require slightly different process and we will be able to advise and assist you in administering the gift.
Can I reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax (IHT) liable on my estate by supporting The Institute of Cancer Research in my Will?
Leaving a legacy to charity can help to reduce your Inheritance Tax threshold. You should discuss your requirements with your solicitor or financial advisor who will be able to let you know the latest information and how it could impact on your estate. For the current rules around Inheritance Tax please visit the HMRC website .
Legacy 10 is a new initiative that has been introduced by the government to encourage charitable legacies with tax incentives.
Find out more about Legacy 10.
I’m a solicitor and would like to join the Will for Free scheme. How do I go about it?
Please email the legacy team or call on +44 (0)20 7153 5387.