New research has highlighted that many British adults are at risk of not having their final wishes respected after their death as they have no Will in place.
According to the survey by Which? only 31% of adults in Scotland have written a Will, compared with 35% in Wales. In England, results were almost as poor, with just 42% having a Will in place.
As many as 61% of people responding to the survey admitted to not having a Will. When asked why not, 38% said they had nothing worth inheriting, 20% said that writing a Will had not occurred to them, and 16% said they had been too busy.
When asked whether they would leave money to charity, two thirds (67%) said that they would not. Of those, the majority (64%) said this was because they wanted to leave their money to family.
There are a number of significant risks associated with not having a Will, which include:
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