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Inheritance: Give it up or pass it on?

Bronwen Maddox meets environmentalist Tom Burke, who is planning to leave the majority of his legacy not to his children but to his passion: birds.

Bronwen Maddox meets the environmentalist Tom Burke, who plans to pass on the majority of his legacy to his passion: supporting bird life. Tom was brought up on a council estate in Plymouth, and didn't inherit any money from his parents. He says hard work, luck and the property price boom have given him a substantial amount to pass on. But he believes leaving too much money to younger family members is the wrong thing to do - and he doesn't want it to go to the state.
Producer: Chris Ledgard

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