Because bereavement can be a very difficult time, the department has created a dedicated telephone helpline and address box for people who need to contact HMRC about PAYE and Self Assessment matters relating to bereavement. Family members or personal representatives who phone HMRC about tax and bereavement will also be able to speak to a dedicated team of advisors. HMRC has, in addition, simplified its guidance and letters to customers to make the process of dealing with tax following bereavement more straightforward. After feedback from customers and tax specialists, the main form that customers use to finalise the tax affairs of anyone who has died, the R27,Read More →

2012-06-21General News National End of Life Care Programme Newsletter 46 In this issue: Focus on dignity The National Dignity Council’s 10-point Dignity Challenge The ABCD of dignity care – attitude, behaviour, compassion, dialogue A West Sussex project to address spiritual needs at the end of life Case studies on dignity, dementia care and empowerment. Dowload the June edition here.Read More →

2012-06-01 Dying Matters Week This year ‘Dying Matters’ awareness week was held on 14-20 May. The theme for this year was ‘Small Actions Big Difference’ and awareness events were held over Lancashire and Cumbria. We would love to hear about what you planned and any events you held or visited. Send us any photos and event reports for the website.Read More →