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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 Business Families Special Interest Group for its conference on 9 December in London.

Special Interest Spotlight Sessions

Deepen your knowledge in a specialist area with STEP's Special Interest Groups' Spotlight Sessions, taking place on 9 December 2022, in London, UK.

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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

The European Commission (EC) has published a draft Directive making sanctions violation a criminal offence across the bloc.


The First-tier Tax Tribunal (FTT) has agreed that Gary Withers' purchase of a barn conversion and its surrounding land was liable to the lower 5 per cent non-residential rates of stamp duty land tax...


The Colombian legislature has approved the government's tax reform Bill creating a permanent equity tax to be levied annually on individuals with a net worth above about USD611,000.

Russia-Ukraine conflict

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