This morning I received an email from the Trust's solicitor
"In respect of the estate of the late David Pearson, I have at last recently received a response from HMRC in reply to the letter I sent on the 29th October 2010. In my letter to you I have enclosed a copy of their reply together with a copy of a letter I have received today from the Valuation Office Agency along with my comments."
So - at last - a response to the issue of Estate Duty. In particular the fact that on Dave Pearson's death it was impossible for any 'expert' to give us a valuation beyond that it was 'without value'; yet within a year the tabloid press was claiming it was worth 'millions'. Hmmm - can't wait to read those letters.