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7% of the public made a Will during lockdown 1

Posted on 07th December 2020 in Probate & Wills

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Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor
7% of the public made a Will during lockdown 1

According to a recent Law Society poll, 7% of the public who responded to the survey had updated or made a new Will during the first lockdown 1. The numbers surveyed are not huge overall, but this 7% could easily be reflected across the wider public, showing a trend in those keen to get their affairs in order during the pandemic.

Putting a Will in place is one of the first steps that you may want to take to plan for your future and yet, even with this rise in Will-making, statistics show that over half of the UK population still do not have one.

In fact, the figures become more stark when looking at particular demographics. The Law Society survey sets out that only 25% of those from a BAME background had a Will and only 36% of people in urban areas had one in place, compared to 54% from rural areas.

Planning in advance can pay dividends and making a Will allows you to control who inherits after your death. It is often, rightly, said that a Will is the most important document you will create in your life, so do consider making one today, to give you peace of mind throughout the pandemic and beyond.

If you would like to put a Will in place, or amend one you already have, our dedicated Wills team are on hand and happy to help. Contact them on 01392 207 020 or on our online contact form.

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