Baking as treatment for bereavement?
A BBC local radio programme in February showed how the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamstead is teaching children who have lost a loved one to bake. There is some research basis for this work – it has proven benefits to help people with depression for instance. (Read more)
Half of all UK Inheritance Tax Payments made in London and the SE of the UK
An analysis of Inheritance Tax payments for 2010-11 suggests that half the total paid to the HMRC came from London and the South East. The rest of the UK's payments matched this total. Careful tax planning can reduce the bill you'll have to pay to the tax man on your loved one's death. (Read more)
Robert Peston talks about the loss of his wife
BBC News Business Editor Robert Peston talks of the loss of his wife Sian Busby to lung cancer on the Radio 2 programme What Makes Us Human?
The death of a spouse can be extremely shocking, especially if you weren’t expecting it. With a whole host of emotions creeping around your body, it can be difficult to think straight and to take care of the tasks that need doing. If you’ve never been in this position before, it can be difficult to know where to start. (Read more)