Inheritance Tax: Cohabiting Siblings - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:19 pm on 10th February 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Deech Baroness Deech Crossbench 12:19 pm, 10th February 2021

Does the Minister agree that life can be very unfair to single people and elderly people? This law is discriminatory. Siblings and family carers may have struggled on for years looking after each other, and they are saving the state a fortune in social care. Why should they not enjoy a tax deferral when one of them dies, especially since the state will recover on the death of the second survivor?