Why make a will?

Making a Will is the only way to ensure that your assets go to the people and causes closest to your heart. You also minimise the tax you pay – as we are a registered charity, leaving a gift is tax free and will reduce Inheritance Tax on your estate. A recent change in the law also means that whilst charitable legacies remain exempt from Inheritance Tax, if 10% of an estate is left to a charity such as Us in a Bus, the rate of Inheritance Tax on the remainder of the estate is reduced from 40% to 36%. This change means that not only do charities benefit but that family and friends benefitting under the Will could receive increased legacies as a smaller amount of tax is due.

What next?
If you don’t have a Will, we recommend you use a solicitor and you can use the online locator by visiting the Law Society. Or if you wish to update your current Will to make a donation, you can use a Codicil Form to amend your existing Will. The most popular ways to leave a gift to charity after providing for loved ones are:

  • Leave a share or percentage of your estate
  • Leave a gift of money
  • Leave a specific item

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Leaving a Gift of Connection

Thank you for thinking of Us in a Bus.

After taking care of your friends and family, making a gift to Us in a Bus in your Will is a very special way to make a lasting impact by helping us support people with profound learning disabilities and complex needs feel part of the world around them. Legacies help us to improve and develop our services into new areas and work with more people with profound learning disabilities and complex needs every year. Your gift, however large or small, would help us to support people with profound learning disabilities, their families and their carers.

If you do plan to leave a donation to Us in a Bus it would help us so much if you could let us know of your intentions by emailing us or writing to us at the address below. Your wishes will of course remain confidential and please do remember that, should your circumstances change, your intended gift is not legally binding.

Wording for your Will – please include our full name, address and registered charity number when you draft or amend your Will:

Us in a Bus

North Block Redhill Aerodrome Kings Mill Lane Redhill Surrey RH1 5JY

Registered charity number: 1088570

If you have any other questions or would like to speak with someone confidentially about your will, please call 01737 764774 or email renee.canter@usinabus.org.uk