A new system which alerts charities when they have been left money in wills is to be established by HMCTS.

Charity representatives are being invited to help establish a new service that delivers a sustainable and efficient arrangement for the sector. The move follows a decision to end HMCTS’ current arrangement with Smee & Ford, which has provided a paid-for notification service to participating charities.

The current service is essential for charities, giving them timely information on any forthcoming legacy gifts. This in turn can help charities forecast legacy income and plan how they spend those donations.