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CRUK calls for unclaimed assets register to protect legacy donations - Wednesday, 21 December 2005

Cancer Research UK is asking the Government to develop a publicly accessible national register of unclaimed assets to make sure the millions of pounds lying in dormant bank accounts are released to the rightful beneficiaries.

The UK’s biggest charity claims that much of the money Chancellor Gordon Brown promised this month to release for good causes is in fact part of legacies that have been left to named charities in wills. If a person left a percentage of their estate to such charities in their will, and had assets that were never uncovered when they died, the charities will miss out on that percentage.

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