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Social and Economic Benefits of Trusts

This report, part of our Thought Leadership series, draws together existing evidence and research about the ways in which trusts can be, and are, used for wider societal benefit, and how they impact every facet of society.


Solidarity through volunteering: the power of positive change; STEP CEO Mark Walley's blog for International Volunteer’s Day.


Join the Mental Capacity Special Interest Group for its conference on 9 December in London.

STEP Cayman Conference

Join us at the STEP Cayman Conference, taking place on 19-20 January 2023 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel.

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Setting Standards

Our Codes of Professional Conduct set out the ethical and professional standards our members should uphold.

Read the latest STEP Journal

Issue 6 of the STEP Journal delves into the complex world of technology and digital assets; from NFTs and social media to mental capacity and digital footprints. This issue also shines a spotlight on Europe, exploring the latest developments in taxation and cross-border planning.

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Industry News

Frozen assets of Russian oligarchs are to be confiscated and used to pay war reparations to Ukraine, the European Commission's (EC’s) president, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced.


The Charity Commission for England and Wales (the Charity Commission) has promised that it will do 'all it reasonably can' to help stimulate more philanthropic giving in England and Wales, including...


The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ruled that an ex-spouse does not have a claim to an interest in a discretionary trust under the Family Law Act 2011 (the 2011 Act).

Russia-Ukraine conflict

STEP's statement on Ukraine, what you need to know about sanctions and members' responsibilities.