Letter: Inheritance tax on works of art

Click to follow
The Independent Online
From Mr George J. Levy

Sir: Even if their remedy is in the very long term, the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer are in agreement in emphasising their joint concern over inheritance tax ("Major rallies Tory troops for election push", 14 July).

But surely the shorter term ought not to be overlooked? For example, there can be no question of the benefit that would follow, for the retention in this country of our national heritage of works of art, if the impact of inheritance tax were at any rate to be reduced.

Yours faithfully,

George Levy

H. Blairman & Sons

London, W1

14 July