Useful Links

Institute of Professional Will Writers

Established as the recognised professional body regulating and promoting the profession of Willwriting in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Membership is available only to those who pass the IPW entrance examination, members are required to update their knowledge and skills annually through a programme of Continuing Professional Development in order to retain their practising certificate  

www.direct.gov.uk/wills

The Wills and Probate page of this Government site gives information on making a Will and the rules and regulations surrounding duties of executors, information about Probate and what to do if there is no Will.

www.direct.gov.uk

This page of the Direct.Gov site gives financial reasons to make a Will, more information on who inherits if you don't have a Will and information on inheritance tax and trusts.

Charity Commission - find a charity

The Register of Charities holds details of organisations that have been recognised as charitable in law. The Register is maintained from information supplied by charities and provides key facts and figures about their work and finances. If you know the name or number of the charity you want to view, use the 'Search for a Charity' function 

Remember a Charity

Information on charity donations and a Find a Charity link.

The Bereavement Advice Centre

Practical advice on what to do on someone's death.

Easy access Government guide on what to do following a death

Useful links giving steps to take to register a death, information on probate, wills and where to find bereavement support.

HMRC Inheritance Tax advice

Understanding Inheritance Tax, how to pay it and useful information from HMRC.

Help with finding lost accounts

A free service which helps you find lost accounts and savings brought to you by the British Bankers’ Association, the Building Societies Association and National Savings and Investments.