21 December 2009
Most young Brits are lacking wills, study finds
The majority of young people in the UK do not have wills in place, meaning their estates may not go to those they would wish in the event of their deaths.
This is according to the Fellowship of Professional Willwriters and Probate Practitioners (FPWPP), which found that 85 per cent of 18 to 30-year-olds do not have such legal documents drawn up. Of these, more than half had children.
Nearly a quarter of those without wills said they were too young to have them, while 49 per cent revealed they did not like their association with death.
"No one can predict what will happen in the future, so whatever age we are we should all be thinking about our wills," advised FPWPP president Rita Leat.
Recently, Aviva released the findings of a survey which showed that individuals in the south-east of England are the most likely to leave inheritances.