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 Lord Mann Lord Mann Non-affiliated 12:19 pm, 10th February 2021

The unfairness in law that the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, has rightly highlighted goes well beyond the question of inheritance tax. In my experience, cohabiting siblings in mining communities face a whole range of disadvantages in law. Should the Government not be looking at the whole issue of the rights of those who choose to cohabit as, say, brothers and sisters?