Nearly 30 million people don’t have a Will, time to put it right?

iStock_000013177132XSmallNew research has revealed a shocking number of people have failed to make a Will; which could mean their assets will not be passed to their loved ones in accordance with their wishes, when they die. As part of their annual ‘Write and Register a Will Week’, which starts on 14th October, Unbiased.co.uk and Certainty.co.uk found: Are you ...

60% of us don’t have a Will

Most people know why it’s important to make a will but new research has shown that the majority of Britons don’t have one. Figures released by Standard Life show that a staggering 60% of us don’t have a will in place. Older generations Perhaps unsurprisingly the research showed that older generations had undertaken more estate planning than younger people. However, despite this around 25% of people aged 65 or over still don’t have a will in place. The survey found that the main reason given for not making a will was ‘idleness’. Not making a will has several consequences....