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Research finds almost half of all Britons do not have a will

Research finds almost half of all Britons do not have a will

Almost half of all Britons have not written a will due to concerns such as the cost and complexity of doing so, new research has shown.

According to a study conducted by the AA, some 48 per cent of all adults in the country have yet to formally detail their wishes for after they pass away, meaning that many are risking their legacy not going to those closest to them.

In a survey involving more than 18,000 members of the AA, it was found that women are slightly less likely than their male counterparts to have written a will, with more than half - 56 per cent - of all respondents indicating that they simply had not got round to discussing the issue at great length.

Simon Douglas of the AA remarked that writing a will is something that "many people find difficult to approach".

This comes after the Law Society last month called in its members to help root out the issue of poor will writing in the UK.

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Posted by Richard Saunders